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American Coal Council Welcomes Confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Chief

Friday, March 3, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Terry Headley
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WASHINGTON, DC  February 17, 2017 – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed today as the new Chief Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The American Coal Council welcomes the confirmation of Mr. Pruitt.

In his capacity as Oklahoma AG, Scott Pruitt was a leader in challenging unwarranted regulation and fought against overreach by federal agencies. Mr. Pruitt is serious about cooperative federalism and has a track record to prove it. He brings the strength of that track record to Washington, DC and he will return EPA to its job of administering the laws as passed by Congress. He will change EPA’s focus from environmental activism at any cost to a common sense approach that balances economic and environmental considerations.

The American Coal Council represents the collective interests of the American coal industry from the hole-in-the-ground to the plug-in-the-wall ~ in advocating for coal as an economic, abundant and environmentally sound fuel source.”