When it comes to key waste issues, Pruitt ‘not familiar’ with many specifics

Read the full story at Waste Dive.

During a lengthy Jan. 18 confirmation hearing, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was asked about his views on climate change and ties to energy companies, but few specifics on waste or recycling topics. Though senators hashed out many issues of interest to the waste industry in a follow-up questionnaire for the potential Environmental Protection Agency administrator.

An analysis of Pruitt’s written responses within a 242-page report from the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee detailed many contentious waste-related issues that could receive federal attention during the Trump administration. Pruitt’s default response on almost all of them was to plead ignorance.

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