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Pruitt picks a fellow enemy of the EPA for a powerful role at the agency

Scott Pruitt has tapped Samantha Dravis, a legal ally from his fights against the EPA, to head the agency’s Office of Policy. Dravis served as a senior advisor for the Republican Attorneys General Association and, as president of its affiliate, the Rule of Law Defense Fund, alongside Pruitt who was chairman for both organizations. Heavily funded by fossil fuel companies, the two organizations led the battle against Obama’s Clean Power Plan and other agency rules opposed by the oil and gas industry. An op-ed of hers last September slammed the Clean Power Plan as another example of the Obama administration's "executive power unleashed and unhinged." Dravis also once worked as counsel to Freedom Partners, one of the groups funded by the pro-polluter Koch brothers.

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