Pruitt Unsure If EPA Has 'Tools In The Toolbox' For CO2 Regs

Law360, New York (June 27, 2017, 5:28 PM EDT) -- A Tuesday Senate hearing about the White House’s proposed 30 percent funding cut for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency turned into an inquiry of Administrator Scott Pruitt’s views on climate change, with the cabinet official saying he’s not sure the EPA has the “tools in the toolbox” to regulate carbon dioxide.

In his second trip to Capitol Hill to defend a budget proposal floated by President Donald Trump, Pruitt addressed questions about how the cuts might affect the agency’s ability to carry out many of its programs. Tom Udall, D-N.M., the Senate Appropriations Committee environment subcommittee's ranking member, called the budget...

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