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Scott Pruitt's philosophy: "EPA originalism"

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In an interview with Breitbart News, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt branded his philosophy as "EPA originalism," and pledged to fight back against Obama-era "regulatory assault" to focus on projects like environmental cleanup. Some choice quotes that showcase his laissez-faire attitude…

  • "We can be both pro-growth and pro-environment, we've done it as a country throughout our existence."
  • "I think the greatest impediment we've had on economic growth is regulatory uncertainty."
  • "Agencies at the federal level are part of the executive branch, they exist to enforce the law, not make the law."