Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Appointment of New EPA Chief


Scott Pruitt

On Wednesday, President-Elect Donald Trump announced Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma as head to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Below is a statement from American Farm Bureau Federation Zippy Duvall about this announcement:

“President-elect Trump’s selection of Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency is welcome news to America’s farmers and ranchers—in fact, to all who are threatened by EPA’s regulatory overreach—and should help provide a new degree of fairness for U.S. agriculture. We know that in his position as attorney general in Oklahoma, Pruitt has stood up for common-sense, effective regulation that protects the environment and the rights of the regulated community. We have been grateful for his effective legal work in response to EPA’s overreaching Waters of the U.S. Rule.”

“We anticipate that as EPA administrator, Pruitt will listen to our concerns and those of others who work with the nation’s natural resources on a daily basis. Agriculture is a profession based on a solid ethic of conservation. It helps guide everything we do, and we expect that Pruitt will understand that in regulatory matters dealing with agriculture and the environment.”


2 thoughts on “Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Appointment of New EPA Chief

  1. I think it is time for the EPA to refocus it’s regulatory purpose and become a research and development agency that works with agriculture and industry to develop methods that would help find real problems and work with those involved to solve these problems thru common sense approaches, not strong armed politics with fines and regs. that are imposible to implement and are not cost effective.

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