EPA Extends WOTUS Repeal Comment Period

Dan Industry News Release, Water

The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the deadline to submit comments on the Waters of the U.S. Rule repeal effort. The EPA announced Thursday that it, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, will accept comment through September 27th. The original deadline for the comment period was set for August 28th. The EPA formally proposed to repeal the rule in …

Scott Pruitt

EPA Administrator Promises Back-to-Basics Agenda

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt last week promised a back-to-basics agenda approach for the federal agency. While visiting a Pennsylvania coal mine, Pruitt announced the agenda, saying the new focus “means returning EPA to its core mission: protecting the environment by engaging with state, local,and tribal partners to create sensible regulations that enhance economic growth.” In his speech to …

Looking Forward to Working with New EPA Administrator

Dan Cattle, Environment

Various agriculture groups have come out in support of the announcement that Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That includes the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and its environmental counsel, Scott Yager, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman the Association is pleased Pruitt is in this position.

Scott Pruitt Confirmed and Sworn in as EPA Administrator

Dan Industry News Release

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Administrator Pruitt was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito at 5:40pm this evening (Friday, February 17, 2017) and subsequently resigned as Attorney General of Oklahoma. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is …

Pruitt Confirmation Welcomed News for Alabama Farmers

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

U.S. Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is welcomed news for Alabama farmers concerned about regulatory overreach. Alabama Farmers Federation National Legislative Programs Director Mitt Walker said Pruitt has a proven record of upholding the law and pushing back when federal agencies go beyond Congressional intent. “There is real excitement in the agricultural …