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Cattle Organizations Praise Scott Pruitt- Say He Will Bring Common Sense to EPA as Administrator

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:05:00 CST

Cattle Organizations Praise Scott Pruitt- Say He Will Bring Common Sense to EPA as Administrator The Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association (OCA) fully supports President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Attorney General Scott Pruitt for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The organization has sent a letter of support for Pruitt to Oklahoma Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford (click on the Letter to Inhofe and Lankford link below to read the full letter.)

"It is time that the EPA has a leader who understands that agriculture and environment are not opposing terms clashing against each other, but rather America's farmers and ranchers are the original stewards of the precious natural resources our Country so enjoy ---Pruitt is such a leader," said OCA President, Charlie Swanson.

According to Swanson, General Pruitt is a common-sense, science based public servant.

"We admire that he firmly supports the United States Constitution and will respect the role, responsibility and proper authority of the Agency he has been chosen to lead," Swanson said.

In addition to the letter to the Oklahoma Senators- the OCA organized a letter of support that was signed by 37 state cattle organizations that represent cattle producers from coast to coast- also offering support for Scott Pruitt. The Cattle Industry letter was sent to the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, who will host Pruitt in his Confirmation Hearing on January 18th.

In the letter, the cattle organizations told the lawmakers "General Pruitt will bring a science based, common sense approach to the strategies and objectives of the EPA. Mr. Pruitt understands the importance of sound win-win policy that will translate into EPA strategies that work to protect the environment while improving America's agriculture productivity. He knows firsthand that farmers and ranchers are the original stewards of the environment with an unparalleled commitment to responsible natural resource management that yields multi-generational improvement. Simply put, Mr. Pruitt sees clearly that agriculture and environment are not opposing terms but rather are complementary. He will work to cultivate that relationship which will lead to the United States leading in food and fiber production while improving the environment in which it is accomplished."

Click on the LINK below to read the full letter from the state cattle organizations that offers support for the confirmation of Scott Pruitt to serve as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in the Donald Trump Administration.




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