Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

“Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt Criticizes EPA at Congressional Hearing”

Pruitt testified that the EPA, which he’s currently suing over regional haze, is usurping states’ authority and pushing an “anti-fossil fuel agenda.”

Pruitt said after the hearing that no new coal plants are being proposed anyway because natural gas is cheap and new natural gas plants don’t face the same regulatory hurdles. However, he said, the EPA is planning to propose new standards for existing power plants. The draft regulations are expected next summer and a final rule a year later. “It’s all about existing power,” Pruitt said in an interview after the hearing. “This is a meaningful concern for states. This is not just about coal. This isn’t coal versus natural gas. This is just anti-fossil fuel.”

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