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EPA's Heir Apparent, Scott Pruitt, Speaks Out on His Stance to Hot Button Issues WOTUS and RFS

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:46:17 CST

EPA's Heir Apparent, Scott Pruitt, Speaks Out on His Stance to Hot Button Issues WOTUS and RFS Since being named the President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee as administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, sitting Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt made his first public appearance at a Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting this morning. KWON Radio News Director Charlie Taraboletti had the chance to visit with Pruitt briefly at the breakfast, where Pruitt offered some comments regarding his stance on a couple issues he will soon be given authority over, including the Waters of the US rule (WOTUS) and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).


“I think the states across the country and the Sixth Circuit obviously has spoken to this already; that there is great concern about the definition that’s been deployed and established,” Pruitt said, referring to the WOTUS rule and the way it was implemented.


He explains that federal agencies currently have a view that if something is not acted on or defined specifically by congress, then they believe they have the authority to indecently act on their own, making policy up without oversight and essentially legislating through regulation. Pruitt goes on to say that he hopes this view will change during the transition of the new administration and that all branches of government will act within their appropriate parameters.


Looking at the Renewable Fuel Standard, Pruitt contends that like many other well-intended rules that have failed to meet their expectations and objectives, he thinks it wise for congress to consider revisiting and reevaluating.


“I think the congress needs to look at that and say, ‘is it (working) today?’” Pruitt suggests, “and I think there are some that are looking into that.”


Listen to Pruitt speak with Charlie Taraboletti of KWON Radio, by clicking or tapping on the LISTEN BAR below.




   




   

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