Politics & Government

Politics & Government

New EPA chief’s cozy ties to fossil fuel industry detailed in thousands of emails

In his previous role as Oklahoma’s attorney general, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt huddled with fossil fuel firms and electric utilities about how to combat federal environmental regulations and spoke to conservative political groups about what they call government” overreach,” according to emails. The emails highlight an often-chummy relationship between Pruitt’s office and Devon Energy, a major oil and gas exploration and production company based in Oklahoma City. The correspondence makes clear that top officials at the company met often with Pruitt or people who worked for him.

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State Patrol continues finger printing as legislature considers biometric data protections

Washington state lawmakers are considering whether to impose new restrictions on the collection of biometric data that is unique to an individual, such as a person’s retinal scans, voice patterns, fingerprints and facial geometry.
Dean J. Koepfler dkoepfler@thenewstribune.com
State Patrol continues finger printing as legislature considers biometric data protections 1:58

State Patrol continues finger printing as legislature considers biometric data protections

State lawmakers talk about immigration, raids in Washington 1:16

State lawmakers talk about immigration, raids in Washington

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee responds to 9th Circuit ruling on immigration order 2:13

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee responds to 9th Circuit ruling on immigration order

Police use of deadly force discussion at Legislative Academy 2:46

Police use of deadly force discussion at Legislative Academy