Newly confirmed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt reiterated Tuesday his support of the agency’s mission and belief that being pro-energy and pro-environment was not an either-or proposition. Speaking to EPA employees Tuesday, Pruitt commended career staff’s contributions to the agency and the country and said “this is a beginning for us to spend time and discuss certain principles by which I think this agency should conduct itself, and I look forward to leading this agency with [those] principles in mind.” Related: Find more content about Trump’s administration in our news and analysis feature. While rumors have circulated that executive-level action could come as early as this week to roll back President Barack Obama’s climate agenda and reverse certain environmental regulations seen as burdening the power and gas sector, Pruitt’s remarks were light on concrete details for his vision of the agency. He told EPA staff that an “attitude […]

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