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Scott Pruitt's emails with energy firms turned over

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Posted at 5:56 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 18:56:00-05
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Latest on the release of emails and other documents concerning new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt while he was Oklahoma's attorney general (all times local):
 
5:30 p.m.
 
A spokesman for the Oklahoma attorney's office says the agency has gone above and beyond a judge's order to turn over documents related to new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt's communications with energy companies.
 
Spokesman Lincoln Ferguson said Tuesday that the office had turned over emails and other documents that the Wisconsin-based Center for Media and Democracy sought for more than two years. Ferguson says other documents were turned over to the Oklahoma judge.
 
An attorney for the group, Bob Nelon, says he received 7,564 pages of electronic documents Tuesday. Nelon says the group plans to make the documents public on its website.
 
Pruitt resigned as Oklahoma attorney general on Friday when he was sworn in as President Donald Trump's EPA administrator.
 
5 p.m.
 
The Oklahoma attorney general's office says it has complied with a judge's order to surrender documents related to new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt's communications with energy companies.
 
District Judge Aletia Haynes Timmons gave the office until Tuesday to turn over emails and other documents the Wisconsin-based Center for Media and Democracy requested more than two years ago.
 
A lawyer for the advocacy group says some records were turned over to his client and others to the judge.
 
Timmons ruled there was no reasonable explanation why the office hadn't complied with the group's request. Her order says the Oklahoma attorney general's office failed to provide prompt and reasonable access to the documents, per state open records laws.
 
Pruitt resigned his post as Oklahoma attorney general Friday, the day he was sworn in as President Donald Trump's EPA administrator.

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