Restoring the EPA's credibility
March 31, 2017
With the confirmation of former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Trump administration has demonstrated a bold commitment to unwinding the regulatory regime of the past eight years.
Under President Obama, EPA’s reputation dropped sharply in many parts of the country. Rather than partnering with state and local leaders to identify and address environmental issues, EPA was more interested in superseding states’ sovereignty through unilateral and vague rules and regulations.
EPA’s Waters of the United States...