EPA’s Scott Pruitt Causing BRAIN DAMAGE to Democrats
The Left sees Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA as a one-man wrecking crew.
But Pruitt simply follows the orders of the unlikely man who ascended the throne. President Donald Trump.
Pruitt implements the policies of President Trump, keeping the wolves at bay. Because that’s the job of all cabinet appointees. Keep the heat off the man pulling the strings.
As The Daily Caller reported, Pruitt feels the wrath.
Democrats didn’t hide their true feelings about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s agenda during a Tuesday hearing, laying into the agency head for cutting Obama-era regulations and proposed budget cuts.
“I get the impression they don’t like you,” Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe joked after Pruitt got a tongue lashing from Democrats on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Two Democrats — Sens. Tom Carper of Delaware and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois — were especially critical. Delaware Sen. Tom Carpe angrily yelled at Pruitt during his opening remarks. Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse pressed Pruitt on past comments about President Donald Trump.
“Now that you’re finally here, I want some real answers. The American people need real answers,” Carper said.Things got really heated when Carper attacked Pruitt for claiming that former President Barack Obama said “we had to choose between jobs and the environment.” Carper said Obama said the opposite, and attacked Pruitt for co-opting Obama’s words as his own.
“To take the very same words, the same words, that President Obama used on countless occasions, use them on your own, and claim that Obama said the opposite, is frankly galling. Stop doing it.” Carper said.
You have to love it when Democrats get indignant.
I’d love to see those sanctimonious pansies in a room full of coal miners. Or what about the investors who lost their asses on the green energy failures of Barack Obama?
The climate change clowns hated Donald Trump from the start, because Pruitt proves to be dogmatically aligned with his boss on the environment. In one of his first acts, Pruitt ended “sue and settle” litigation.
“The days of regulation through litigation are over,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “We will no longer go behind closed doors and use consent decrees and settlement agreements to resolve lawsuits filed against the Agency by special interest groups where doing so would circumvent the regulatory process set forth by Congress. Additionally, gone are the days of routinely paying tens of thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees to these groups with which we swiftly settle.”
Over the years, outside the regulatory process, special interest groups have used lawsuits that seek to force federal agencies – especially EPA – to issue regulations that advance their interests and priorities, on their specified timeframe. EPA gets sued by an outside party that is asking the court to compel the Agency to take certain steps, either through change in a statutory duty or enforcing timelines set by the law, and then EPA will acquiesce through a consent decree or settlement agreement, affecting the Agency’s obligations under the statute.
More specifically, EPA either commits to taking an action that is not a mandatory requirement under its governing statutes or agrees to a specific, unreasonable timeline to act. Oftentimes, these agreements are reached with little to no public input or transparency. That is regulation through litigation, and it is inconsistent with the authority that Congress has granted and the responsibility to operate in an open and fair manner.
These types of lawsuits are how environmental groups backed the ever so willing EPA into a corner.
The president made it clear to his cabinet that he expected results. As for the EPA, Pruitt new he had the backing of the president when it came to environmental policy, particularly when it came to the ruse of global climate change.
As Politico reported on Trump in March of last year,
President Donald Trump ordered his administration to begin dismantling his predecessor’s climate change policies on Tuesday with a sweeping directive to end what he called a “crushing attack” on the U.S. economy — by halting efforts to reduce the carbon pollution of electric utilities, oil and gas drillers and coal miners.
The executive order Trump signed represents his biggest blow yet to former President Barack Obama’s climate legacy. But it does not go as far as some conservatives would like to dismantle the EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, nor will it begin to separate the U.S. from a landmark international climate accord — two areas of intense disagreement within the administration.
“My administration is putting an end to the war on coal,” Trump told an audience at the EPA headquarters signing, where he was joined by a group of coal miners whom he promised would be put back to work quickly.
“We’re going to have clean coal. Really clean coal,” Trump added. “Together we will create millions of good American jobs, also so many energy jobs, and really lead to unbelievable prosperity.”
For Leftists who believe we should pay an estimated $70 trillion to stop the temperature of the earth from rising 0.5 degrees, President Trump gave you the answer. America won’t participate.
And Pruitt isn’t worried about the political ramifications.