Reports: Trump to pick Okla. attorney general for EPA
WASHINGTON – Media sources are reporting President-elect Donald Trump will name Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The American Coal Council welcomes the choice of Pruitt.
In his capacity as Oklahoma AG, Scott Pruitt has been a leader in challenging unwarranted regulation and a fighter in opposing overreach by federal agencies. He will change EPA’s focus from environmental activism at any cost to a common sense approach with a balancing of economic and environmental considerations. Attorney General Pruitt is serious about cooperative federalism and has a track record to prove it. He’ll bring the strength of that track record to Washington, DC and return EPA to its job of administering the laws as passed by Congress.