NSSGA: Pruitt can bring order to EPA

By |  January 23, 2017
Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt

Mike Johnson, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) president and CEO, affirmed the industry’s support for Scott Pruitt, the Trump administration’s pick to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in an opinion piece for The Hill.

“NSSGA would look forward to working with an EPA administrator that understands the harmful repercussions of such overregulation [like the Waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule],” Johnson writes. “Many areas of previously unregulated land would fall under federal jurisdiction, if the nationwide stay on WOTUS is lifted, and require costly federal permitting, correction or mitigation, which in turn will cause increased delays and cost overruns for critical public works projects.”

According to NSSGA, Pruitt is currently testifying before the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee on his nomination.

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