Be­cerra sues EPA to gain agency chief ’s doc­u­ments

Los Angeles Times - - ESSENTIAL POLITICS - — Pa­trick McGreevy

Cal­i­for­nia Atty. Gen. Xavier Be­cerra on Fri­day filed a law­suit in fed­eral court in Wash­ing­ton against the U.S. En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency al­leg­ing it failed to ful­fill a re­quest for doc­u­ments that might in­di­cate whether Ad­min­is­tra­tor Scott Pruitt has a con­flict of in­ter­est.

Pruitt has said he would re­cuse him­self from some cases in which he had sued the EPA while he was Ok­la­homa’s at­tor­ney gen­eral, but an agency memo in­di­cated Pruitt might not ab­stain from EPA rule­mak­ing on the same is­sues that are the sub­ject of his lit­i­ga­tion.

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