Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt Not In A Haze Over EPA Haze Regs: EPA Sue and Settle Litigation Not Acceptable

Oklahoma’s Attorney General Scott Pruitt is not afraid of a battle targeting the most conservative state in the Union for, in my opinion, our decisions at the voting booth and our long, aggressive and successful energy industry. Don’t you know ‘they’ hate that?

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Here’s the background (current status after):

Has the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) colluded with some of the left’s favorite environmental groups in an effort to skirt state policymakers and pass some of the strictest environmental regulations to date? Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and 11 of his colleagues have been asking the EPA that question for months. However, they have been continually denied answers despite complying with Freedom of Information Act guidelines.

Pruitt is leading a multistate effort to push back against what he alleges is the EPA’s latest encroachment on the Constitution – a legal gimmick known as “sue and settle.”

According to Pruitt, the EPA encourages what it considers friendly environmental organizations to sue the EPA under various federal statutes such as the Clean Air Act. The EPA wastes no time is settling these cases through legal agreements called consent decrees. These binding consent decrees then allow the implementation of much stricter regulations that go well beyond the scope of existing laws passed by Congress. Source: Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) (emphasis mine)

Here’s the rest of the story:

As OklahomaWatchdog.org points out, Oklahoma has “no” Weiners or whiners.” Pruitt and Americans for Prosperity – Oklahoma (AFP) have joined in the fight that publicly shows Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) acquiescing to EPA.

If you live in Oklahoma, you need to know how much your electric bill is going up, and if your Oklahoma elected congressman or senator is supporting the EPA (yes, it’s possible). Read it here, because…there go the jobs!

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