Scott Pruitt

EPA Admin Scott Pruitt’s Resigns, Left Applauds: Wait, His Replacement is Worse

by Steve MacDonald July 8, 2018

We liked Scott Pruitt. He was our kind of EPA Administrator. The kind that does more to get the bureaucracy out of the way of the states and the people and their rainwater runoff, ponds, and so on. The left, inclined as they are toward Federal oversight of everything (because you can’t trust all the […]

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Scott Pruitt and EPA Scrap Obama Era Fuel Efficiency Mandates

by Steve MacDonald April 2, 2018

EPA chief Scott Pruitt just sent a message to consumers and car makers that he’s okay with them deciding what sort of fuel efficiency they want in a motor vehicle. He just scrapped Obama’s Federal CAFE Standards. In a statement, Mr. Pruitt said the program, known as the Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE standards, […]

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Rules Change at EPA: Make Underlying Data Public

by Steve MacDonald March 30, 2018

Beleive it or not, for the better part of twenty-plus years the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been issuing regulations with the force of law without having to present any data publicly. Imposing rules, limiting individuals and job creators, driving up the cost of everything, without having to prove the thesis upon which these […]

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A Type of “Climate” Change Environmental Groups Don’t Believe

by Steve MacDonald October 17, 2017

Scott Pruitt’s EPA is the first Executive agency to abandon the questionable Obama-Era practice of “Sue and Settle.” “The days of regulation through litigation are over,” EPA chief Scott Pruitt declared in a statement. “We will no longer go behind closed doors and use consent decrees and settlement agreements to resolve lawsuits filed against the […]

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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Pulls the Plug on the Clean Power Plan

by Steve MacDonald October 9, 2017

Back in March, President Trump signed an Executive Order asking the EPA to review the (the awful terrible) Clean Power Plan. EPA has, and now they are taking a hatchet to it. “I’m here to make an announcement that’s very, very important for you. Tomorrow, in Washington, D.C., I’ll be signing a proposed rule to […]

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