EPA

Okla. judge orders release of Pruitt emails

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma attorney general's office will have until Tuesday to turn over as many as 3,000 documents related to U.S. EPA administrator nominee Scott Pruitt's communications with oil, gas and coal groups, a state district judge ruled this afternoon.

Pruitt has been Oklahoma's attorney general since 2011. The Senate is debating his nomination and will vote to confirm him tomorrow.

The Center for Media and Democracy sued for his emails. The attorney general's office will have to either turn them over to the group or provide them to the court for inspection, Judge Aletia Haynes Timmons said after a 25-minute hearing.

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