Sunday, December 4, 2022
HomeRight ColumnCheers! Trump picks leading EPA critic to head agency

Cheers! Trump picks leading EPA critic to head agency


Donald Trump intends to nominate a chief critic of the EPA to be its next head, a source confirmed Wednesday.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt will be named the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator, the source said.

Pruitt, who was elected in the 2010 tea party wave, has filed lawsuits targeting the environmental policies of the Obama administration.

He also won big rulings in fights against the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan and the Waters of the United States rule.

The appointment will be sure to frustrate President Obama and his left-wing allies.

“The left is going to hate him in the EPA. What they want is a bureaucrat they can push around, or a liberal governor like Christie Todd Whitman. They definitely don’t want Pruitt, a rule-of-law guy who relishes a fight,” said a source close to Pruitt.

But, the source said, Pruitt’s not going to destroy the regulatory agency. “He wants to mend it, not end it.”

“Pruitt is the nominee most likely to bring the EPA back within the legal limits that Congress and the Constitution impose upon it,” he added

- Advertisment -

Related Articles

Trump Deputy Interior Pick Gets A Lashing On Climate Change From Sen. Al Franken

By Joseph Erbentraut, Alexander C. Kaufman About an hour and a half into Deputy Interior Secretary nominee David Bernhardt’s Thursday confirmation hearing before the Senate...

Coal To Remain India’s Main Energy Source For At Least 30 Years, Govt Confirms

Coal will remain India’s main energy source for the next three decades although its share will gradually fall as the country pushes renewable power...