Sullivan Statement on Oklahoma Attorney General Pruitt as EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement on President-elect Trump’s intent to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“I commend President-elect Trump on his choice for EPA Administrator. Each time Attorney General Pruitt has testified before the EPW Committee, I’ve been impressed by his eloquent legal analysis and his incisive refutation of the lawless overreach we’ve seen from President Obama’s EPA these past 8 years.

“All Americans, regardless of their political leanings, want clean air and clean water. But Americans do not want an out-of-control federal government and an endless stream of regulations that are more about control than the health of our environment. Attorney General Pruitt has stepped up time and again to defend his constituents and challenge the federal government through litigation when the federal government overreaches.  As a former state attorney general who also recognized the importance of states challenging the federal government, Attorney General Pruitt’s appointment sends a strong signal that the new administration’s EPA will be run under its congressionally defined scope of authority.”