U.S. Senate committee vets Oklahoma's Scott Pruitt for EPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works will hold a hearing Wednesday on an Oklahoma man slated to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

FOX23 aired the first half of the hearing on Facebook:

Scott Pruitt EPA confirmation hearing

Scott Pruitt undergoes senate hearing for EPA cabinet position

Posted by FOX23 News on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Attorney General Scott Pruitt was nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to head the agency.

Pruitt is a longtime EPA critic, known for suing the agency over the President Obama's Clean Power Plan.

The hearing is set to start at 9 a.m. Central Time.

FOX23 spoke live with Sen. Jim Inohofe:

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