ERIN McDONOUGH, MOGA PRESIDENT AND CEO
The Michigan Oil and Gas Association has learned that Scott Pruitt has been officially confirmed as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Pruitt was elected the Attorney General of Oklahoma in November 2010 and established Oklahoma’s first federalism unit to combat unwarranted regulation and overreach by the federal government. He is a national leader in the cause to restore the proper balance of power between the states and federal government, having served two terms as president of the Republican Attorneys General Association.
Pruitt filed the first lawsuit challenging the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and is a leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda. Before being elected attorney general, he served eight years in the Oklahoma State Senate where he was a leading voice for fiscal responsibility, religious freedom and pro-life issues. Pruitt and his wife, Marlyn, have been married 25 years and have two children, McKenna and Cade.