What Pruitt Hopes to Achieve as Head of EPA

What Pruitt Hopes to Achieve as Head of EPA

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told AFBF last week that he wants to ensure the EPA follows statutes set by Congress. He explained in Friday’s Newsline that the agency must work within its authority, not beyond.

I think when you do rulemaking, whether it’s in clean air or clean water, we have to keep something in mind, that we only have the authority that Congress has given this agency,” Pruitt said. “Sometimes I think rulemaking is considered by some to be super-legislative, or that agencies somehow have discretionary authority that allows them to kind of reimagine their authority in the statutes.”