The US Senate Should Confirm Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt to Head the Environmental Protection Agency

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January 13, 2017
 
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Missouri Legislators Call on U.S. Senate to Confirm Pruitt for EPA

Jefferson City, Mo — Missouri State Senator Gary Romine and State Representative Travis Fitzwater have filed legislative resolutions, House Resolution 12 and Senate Resolution 28, respectively, calling on the United States Senate to confirm the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

“As a State Senator who represents an area of Missouri with a rich tradition of natural resource production, I have seen firsthand the devastating impact of the overreach of President Obama’s EPA,” Romine said. “Attorney General Pruitt has received bipartisan praise for his balanced approach to environmental protection in Oklahoma and is an ideal choice to lead the agency in the Trump Administration. We appreciate Sen. Blunt’s support for Pruitt’s nomination and would ask Sen. McCaskill to join with Missourians in supporting this important nomination.”

“Thousands of my constituents rely on energy and agriculture production to support their families,” Fitzwater said. “The EPA’s misguided policies of the last eight years have threatened their livelihoods and our very way of life. Pruitt’s expertise as a constitutional lawyer and in the federal regulatory system prepares him to implement President-elect Trump’s energy plan, which will protect clean air and clean water and unleash an energy revolution that will bring millions of new jobs and higher wages to this country. The state of Missouri and her legislature should demand that the United States Senate confirms the nomination as soon as possible to ensure we rein in the out of control EPA while spurring on the vast opportunity that our American resources can provide the energy economy.”

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