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Commissioner Quarles praises Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator


Oklahoma attorney general is Kentucky native


For Immediate Release
Friday, February 17, 2017
For more information contact:
Angela Blank
(502) 573-0450


FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles congratulated Oklahoma Attorney General and Kentucky native Scott Pruitt on his confirmation as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“I want to congratulate Attorney General Scott Pruitt on his confirmation by the U.S Senate today as the new Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,” Commissioner Quarles said. “Administrator Pruitt is a native Kentuckian who we hope will lead the EPA in the right direction working to restore transparency and cooperative federalism among state governments and the farming communities they represent. I look forward to working with the Administrator on policies that will both protect our environment and strengthen our nation’s farm economy.”

A native of Danville, Ky., Pruitt grew up in Lexington and graduated from Georgetown College in 1990.

Pruitt was elected Oklahoma attorney general in November 2010 and served two terms as chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association. Before that, he served eight years in the Oklahoma State Senate.