ACLU of Oklahoma represents Wisconsin-based watchdog group Center for Media & Democracy (CMD) in an open-records suit against the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office for withholding records concerning Pruitt’s communications with the oil and gas industry for nearly two years. Scott Pruitt’s has moved from Attorney General to EPA Administrator in the Trump administration and this case impacted Pruitt’s confirmation process, leading to the release of about 7,500 pages of documents. A court order for further production of records is now under appeal at the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Pruitt appears to have transacted state business through private email on issues responsive to the open records request but has not disclosed or produced these records. The AG’s office has now released documents in response to all but one open records request, representing about 5,000 additional documents.
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