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How Scott Pruitt is Reshaping the EPA in the First 100 Days

In a short amount of time, Pruitt has reversed Obama-era regulations and begun serious cleanup efforts across the country…

By NTK Staff | 04.27.2017 @3:00pm
How Scott Pruitt is Reshaping the EPA in the First 100 Days

As President Trump approaches his first 100 days in office, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is busy racking up accomplishments that both protect Americans and save millions in taxpayer dollars.

Confirmed on February 17, Pruitt has moved quickly on a number of fronts, including:

EPA awarded $100 million to upgrade drinking water in Flint, Michigan

Pruitt visited lead-contaminated areas in East Chicago and met with local leaders about the cleanup efforts there.

EPA announced it would begin the second phase of the $43 million cleanup of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, an area contaminated by mercury and lead.

Trump’s executive order returned to the states the role of regulating water by rescinding a 2015 Obama executive order.

Trump also issued an executive order promoting energy independence and economic growth.

To date, President Trump has signed four energy-related resolutions that eliminate Obama-era rules and put in place necessary staff to carry out his policies. In a recent New York Post editorial, the board praised Pruitt’s efforts:

Yes, Pruitt, like the president who appointed him, is determined to end Obama-era excesses, such as the all-pain, trivial-gain Clean Power Plan and the overreaching “Waters of the United States” rule that claimed the right to regulate even puddles.

Instead, the new administrator aims to focus the agency on actually finishing work it’s been neglecting. That includes bringing more of the nation into full attainment of clean air and clean water standards. And also actually getting Superfund sites cleaned up — when many have been stalled for decades.

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