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Bigger Regulatory Role Seen For States With Pruitt-Led EPA

Law360, New York (December 8, 2016, 8:10 PM EST) -- President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signals that Trump is serious about decimating the Obama administration’s climate change-focused agenda and having states take the wheel on crafting environmental and energy policy.

Experts say the selection of federalism-minded Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA foretells an agency that will give states more freedom to craft their own environmental regulations. (AP) The selection of Pruitt, a Republican who’s been a consistent critic of the EPA and has sued the agency multiple times during his six-year tenure as state attorney general, on...

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