President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team have been making some great selections. Trump recently appointed Lt. General Michael Flynn and General “Mad Dog” Mattis to his team, neither of which the Democrats were too kindly to. However, if Democrats thought those two were a conflict of interest, wait til’ they see who Trump appointed today! There heads are going to explode!
We all know that Obama’s regulations have killed our economy and destroyed millions of jobs. Trump campaigned on reducing many of those regulations, restoring our economy and returning jobs to America. This move is certainly a strong statement in that direction.
H/T The Hill:
President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate Scott Pruitt, the Republican attorney general of Oklahoma and a frequent legal adversary to President Obama, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a transition official told The Hill.
If confirmed by the Senate to oversee the 15,000-employee agency, Pruitt would take the lead on dismantling the EPA regulations that Trump targeted throughout his campaign as job killers that restrict economic growth.
Pruitt has been a legal opponent of President Obama over nearly every major regulation and executive action, not only on environmental issues but also ObamaCare, immigration and bathroom use by transgender people.
Pruitt has led litigation against Obama’s landmark climate rule for power plants, as well as water regulations and standards for ground-level ozone pollution, haze, methane and more.
As EPA head, Pruitt would help carry out Trump’s campaign promises to repeal Obama’s entire executive climate change agenda, including the Clean Power Plan, which the president-elect said he will target in his first 100 days in office.
Trump also wants to repeal the Clean Water Rule, roll back rules on fossil fuel production, review all existing regulations for potential repeal, put a moratorium on nearly all new regulations and require that two rules be repealed for every new rule put in place.
Pruitt and his fellow GOP attorneys general succeeded in convincing the Supreme Court to put an unprecedented pause on the (Clean Power Plan) rule earlier this year.
Pruitt has also been a key figure in fighting the Clean Water Rule, also known as Waters of the United States, which asserts federal jurisdiction over small waterways like wetlands and streams.
Pruitt’s opinion on climate change aligns with that of Trump’s, who repeatedly has dismissed global warming as a hoax, in conflict with the overwhelming scientific consensus that human activity through greenhouse gas emissions is the primary cause of changes in the climate.
Pruitt has been Oklahoma’s attorney general since 2011. He’s a close ally of Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the outgoing chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the chamber’s most outspoken climate change skeptic.
If anything, Pruitt will help reduce regulations and restore power to the states, which is what he has been doing as the attorney general in Oklahoma. He is a true fighter for conservatives and the Constitution. He has fought against Obamacare, same-sex marriage and government overreach…in otherwords, a lot of the destruction caused by Obama’s administration. Who better to put in charge of the EPA, than an attorney general who has sued the EPA on multiple occasions for the burdens of excessive regulations?
Kudos to President-elect Trump!
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