Texas Oil and Gas Association supports Trump's nominee for EPA


Under Scott Pruitt, science, not politics, will guide the best interest of America, according to Texas Oil and Gas Association President Todd Staples.   File photo

President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency signals science, not politics, will guide the best interest of America, according to Texas Oil and Gas Association President Todd Staples.

“Protecting the environment and growing the economy are not mutually exclusive and an EPA that pursues its mission with integrity puts science, not politics, first in its approach to regulation,” Staples said. “Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt understands that the states are best suited to implement oil and natural gas regulation and we’re hopeful that this EPA will work with the states to advance robust, science-based regulations that protect the environment while allowing for safe and responsible oil and natural gas activity that is so critical for our nation’s economy, our environment and our future.”

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