Trump Picks Opponent of the Obama administration’s EPA to run EPA

by Devin Henry |
December 8, 2016

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a longtime foe of the Obama administration’s environmental regulations, is President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to reports.

Reuters, citing the transition team, reported Wednesday afternoon that Trump has decided to nominate Pruitt to the position. Earlier Wednesday, Politico reported that Pruitt was Trump’s top choice for the spot.

Transition officials have not responded to requests for comment from The Hill.
Pruitt is a noted opponent of the Obama administration’s EPA.

He has sued Obama to challenge nearly all of his major environmental regulations, such as the landmark climate rule for power plants, as well as water rules and standards for ground-level ozone pollution, haze, methane and more.

If confirmed by the Senate, Pruitt would oversee what is likely to be a major deregulation effort at the EPA.

26 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Roy Fredrichsen says:

    With Trumps crew running the country, things will get back in the forward track an NOT in reverse as O’Bummer was trying to destroy the United States by
    his excessive rules, regulations, and laws HE and not Congress enacted by the stroke of his “Royal” pen.

  • AKLady2015 says:

    Right, let Big Business poison more land, poison our food poison our water … How quickly people forget places such as Love Canal.

  • justinwachin says:

    The EPA has become an extremist agency more interested in advancing a radical agenda than in protecting the American people. The policy makers and regulation writers need to be replaced with ones who will fulfill the mission of the agency without harming the lives of Americans.

    There is a commonsense middle for the EPA. Hopefully President Trump’s pick will steer this agency to that path of commonsense.

    1. AKLady2015 says:

      It is Big Business that has been, and continues to harm Americans. The damage is measured in cancer, birth defects, blindness, kidney failure, miscarriages …

      1. Webb says:

        Really…caused by climate change?????

  • Webb says:

    Its way past time…The EPA should be eliminated!
    Hopefully Pruitt will Clean Up the EPA and roll back Stupid Regulations like paying for rain water and run-off…
    Or how much Light Wattage you can have in a ceiling fan…
    Love The Planet…But Climate Change should not cost anyone extra taxes or mandates…or enrich Others!

    1. AKLady2015 says:

      Who do you think should pay for the damage that has caused climate change?

      1. Webb says:

        Who should pay for climate change…How Much?
        What does Floods cost?
        What does Hurricanes cost?
        What does Tornadoes cost?
        Who should pay for Rain Water Runoff?
        Who should pay for Oceans Rising?
        What Good does Money do to Stop these Natural Occurrances?
        Really…our county charges $15 dollars a years for rain water falling…Its a JOKE!

        1. AKLady2015 says:

          Someone wasted a lot of money trying to educate you.
          What does ignorance cost? Answer: A lot of money.

  • Tiger says:

    The EPA has been writing Legislative law, enforcing it and punishing companies for not following it. This is against our Constitution which I feel sure this man understands. He will take care of business people here is what this has all been about. Someone woke me up to this and it sure explains what O has been up to along with Merkel, Trudeau, Hollander, Cameron, O and so many more.

    1. AKLady2015 says:

      No, Tiger, they have been writing regulations. That is well within the agency’s authority.

      Yes, he will tske care of business people and maime, poison and kill innocents. There will be a huge increase in places like Milford, NH; Haverford, PA; Walpole, MA; Whittier, CA ……..

  • ONLYJB1 says:

    This administration is really beginning to shape up. The democommies are on the verge of breaking and running! Something is fixing to hit the fan and it begins January 21st!

    1. AKLady2015 says:

      It sure is. Makes one wonder h9ow much these people are paying Trump. This administration aready smells like a sewer. Trump is going to make Nixon look like a saint.

      1. ONLYJB1 says:

        h9ow? Looks Russian to me. By the way, do you know the truth about Nixon? Obviously not! The only sewer here my dear is this current administration! To clean this government up, one must get a little stank on. Don’t like it? Then leave it! Don’t let the door hit you in the butt!

        1. AKLady2015 says:

          Truth about Nixon?

          Which truth?

          I personally witnessed his mob connections. The mobster’s daughter attended the same private school I went to. Does the name Rebozo ring any bells for you? How about Richard Danner … Big Al Polizzi .. James Crosby … Bill Bonanno?

          His connections to Cuba ere well known in South Florida. He was a personal friend of Batista’s. Nixon is on record as comparing Batista to Lincoln.

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  • used_to_be_a_liberal says:

    Oh no! commonsense, and rational thinking to be brought back to the E P A, but wait for the response from left-wits, “Trump will destroy the environment” The snow-flakes will need yet another safe place.
    Will the left-wits now release their full insanity for all to see?

    1. AKLady2015 says:

      Common sense like like Milford, NH; Haverford, PA; Walpole, MA; Whittier, CA ……..

  • randy jackson says:

    Hope this fella digs deep into the bowels of the EPA and crucifies any/all EPA lackeys involved with the toxic spill into the Animas river at Durango, Colo. Hang every single one, including those that knew about it but said nothing!

    1. AKLady2015 says:

      Big business does not give a hoot about the Animas, or any other river. With Big Business at the head of the EPA, you can count on many, many more huge problems.

      1. randy jackson says:

        AKLady: The EPA was responsible for discharging 3,000,000+ gallons of toxic waste into the Animas River (not big business, as you imply). The EPA is being sued by the Navajo Nation and the state of New Mexico. The EPA, to this date, has not admitted the error of their ways, nor has the EPA apologized.
        You (AKLady) seem to criticize big business for not giving a hoot about the Animas River, all the while, it wasn’t big business that polluted the river, it was Obama’s EPA. I repeat: Omama’s EPA, who are now ducking for cover and trying to deflect any responsibility. Question AKlady: Had this been a real business, let’s say a petroleum company, do you think the EPA would treat them the same way they are treating themselves? I think you (AKLady) are criticizing big business when —–in fact—–you should be criticizing Obama’s EPA. You shall be correct, if you reverse course and condemn Obama’s feckless administration and 8 years of balderdash. I doubt that will happen–Nor do I expect you to respond.

      2. Webb says:

        Blame the EPA…Period!

    2. cutterguy says:

      the individuals should pay any and all fines, not the tax payer through the departments. only the people responsible.

  • David Stewart says:

    OMG! He will destroy the one place all these losers have to get a paycheck; the effect on welfare will be tremendous!

    1. AKLady2015 says:

      Yes, the red states are going to get more and more handouts….just like they did under previous Republican Administrations. King Bush II gave $billions to the Mikitary Industrial Complex. He killed over 4,000 Americans and millions of innocent Iraqis and Afghans.

    2. cutterguy says:

      yeh, ain’t it great?

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