Trump’s EPA Pick Ignored Pollution From Industry That Backed Him

Key Points: Report Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, companies, Environmental Protection Agency, Tyson Foods, and statement.

Trump’s EPA Pick Went Easy On Industry That Backed Him: Report Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt accepted over $40,000 in campaign cash from people in the poultry industry.

A new  investigation by the Environmental Working Group advocacy organization revealed that Pruitt received more than $40,000 in campaign donations from executives and lawyers who represented poultry companies named in a lawsuit brought by Pruitt’s predecessor, Drew Edmondson.

That lawsuit, filed in 2005, accused the companies including Tyson Foods of polluting the Illinois River basin with runoff from chicken manure spread over land in northeastern Oklahoma.