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Scott Pruitt on Environment

 

 


OpEd: at EPA, rolling back environmental protections

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., once stated, "The American people deserve long-term, forward-thinking policies." Unfortunately, Heller's voting record contradicts this statement. Heller voted for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Pruitt is rolling back environmental protections while Zinke is shrinking national monuments and expanding offshore drilling.
Source: Las Vegas Sun, "Broken promise," 2018 Trump Administration , Feb 12, 2018

As OK attorney general, shut environmental enforcement unit

As for the EPA itself, Trump's pick for the head of that agency was truly breathtaking: he chose a climate denier, Scott Pruitt. When he was the Oklahoma attorney general, Pruitt literally shut down his environmental enforcement unit. He seemed to believe that no one in Oklahoma would violate any environmental regulations, so why not just take the cops off the beat? When he got involved in environmental lawsuits as state attorney general, he almost always picked the side of the polluters rather than the people. Just one example: when brooks and streams in northeastern Oklahoma were overrun with chicken manure from big commercial poultry operations and the EPA was moving in to force the companies to clean up the mess, Pruitt jumped into the lawsuit on the side of the poultry industry. Yay--more chicken poop in the water!
Source: This Fight is Our Fight, by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, p. 245 , Apr 18, 2017

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