Pruitt’s leadership at EPA will restore its constitutional role
By David Avella
January 17, 2017
“Keep calm and enjoy nature.”
That slogan should be printed on t-shirts and given to every protestor who comes to disrupt the confirmation hearing for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.
Appearing before Congress in 2015 in his capacity as a state attorney general, Pruitt noted how the EPA is an important agency that plays a vital role in protecting our environment. His testimony provides an early indication that he fully intends to restore the EPA’s mission focus: responsibly protecting our air, land and water resources. Defending the environment while remaining sensitive to humans’ livelihoods and showing respect for the Constitution is no easy task. Pruitt’s commitment to clean air, clean water, and properly enforcing environmental laws make him ideally suited to restoring public confidence in the EPA.
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