President Trump’s new EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, is bringing the rule of law back to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The core mission of the EPA is very important. There are air and water quality issues that cross state lines.
But the previous administration reimagined its authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate CO2 with stationary sources in a way that just isn’t consistent with the framework that Congress passed.
And with the Waters of the United States, the EPA reimagined the definition of what a water of the United States equals so it included puddles and dry creek beds all over the country.
Scott Pruitt has begun a process to undo, rescind and dial back those unlawful actions and to provide clarity to the marketplace.
From now on rulemaking will be done in the full light of day at EPA, with notice and comment for all.