President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate Scott Pruitt, the Republican attorney general of Oklahoma, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a transition official told The Hill.
Environment-based regulations run so rampant in some states that employers are moving to other states where those costs don’t exist. For example, legislation signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown will require dairy farms to reduce methane emissions to 40 percent of their 2013 levels by 2030 in attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The law essentially means that California lawmakers are telling farmers to control the amount of gas released by their cows.
If Pruitt is confirmed by the Senate, he will take the lead on dismantling the EPA regulations that Trump targeted throughout his campaign as job destroyers that restrict economic growth.