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After bruising battle, climate-change skeptic Scott Pruitt confirmed to lead EPA

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Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency, a climate-change skeptic who has for years been an ardent critic of the department he will now lead, got final Senate approval Friday after a prolonged assault from environmentalists. 

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