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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Setting the Record Straight on Scott Pruitt

by Luther Strange December 22, 2016
Trump’s nominee to head the EPA will protect the environment, not out-of-control bureaucrats. The ink had not dried on Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the EPA before many in the media labeled him a “climate denier.” Like most cases of slander, this one rested on the flimsiest of reeds — lines from an op-ed I co-authored with Attorney General Pruitt and published in May at National Review Online under the title “The Climate-Change Gang.”
The column is still available for all to read and should speak for itself, but some attacks should not go unrebutted. So let’s set the record straight.........
Climate change is not an excuse to silence political speech. Climate change is not an excuse for the EPA to ignore the bounds of law and issue illegal regulations that will cost jobs, shutter industries, and have little to no positive impact on the environment. Climate change is not an excuse for imposing one-size-fits-all regulations on the states, or for ignoring the unique concerns of citizens, businesses, and political leaders. Climate change is not an excuse to give the federal government ever more power over private property and state resources....... Read more

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