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The fight for deregulation and transparency in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), spearheaded by Administrator Scott Pruitt, charged on this week in an agency-wide directive on Monday. Aiming to terminate the regulation-through-litigation practice known as “sue and settle,” Pruitt’s directive opens up this formerly closed process to public comment and influence.
Director of FreedomWorks Foundation’s Regulatory Action Center Ken Cuccinelli released the following statement on the news that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is ending the EPA’s ‘sue and settle’ tactic:
CNN had some egregious 'reporting' recently. This time it is screaming, belligerently, about a meeting between EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, and Tom Collier, the CEO of the major mining company, Pebble Partnership.
FreedomWorks activists got two big wins today. The Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee approved Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R-Okla.), and the Senate Finance Committee approved Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.). These nominees are now headed to the Senate floor for confirmation.
Immediately following the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s vote on Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R-Okla.) for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon released the following statement:
Following the conclusion of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the confirmation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented: