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States Say EPA Must Recuse Pruitt From CPP Repeal Due To 'Closed Mind'

January 9, 2018
Twelve states and a handful of municipalities are charging that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt should recuse himself from participating in the agency's proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), because his longstanding opposition to the rule compromises his ability to conduct a fair and open proceeding and be an impartial decision-maker. “Unless the decision maker with the closed mind is recused from participating, the agency violates due process by conducting the rulemaking,” states a Jan. 9 comment letter on...

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