Legal & Regulatory

Experts Advise Preparation For A 'Regulatory Rollback' On Trump Presidency

November 21
6:00 AM 2016

Donald Trump's administration was will severely limit the influence of Washington in the coming years. This was predicted by the Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R).

Pruitt had floated as a potential pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, and said that he is looking forward to the "regulatory rollback" that will more likely to happen under Trump.

Pruitt said in an interview with radio host John Catsimatdis, "So we've been involved ... as you know, in suing the EPA, in suing under the Affordable Care Act to make sure that our citizens are protected and the states are protected, and now we have hope that there is going to be regulatory rollback. The greatest opportunity that we have heading into this new administration, John, is to provide certainty to business industries across this country."

Pruitt also said that he would like to see a set of limitations imposes EPA, an agency he has fought in court as Oklahoma's attorney general.

According to him, he said in an interview that when you try to look at the EPA, and the role that it had played over the past several years, there has going to substantial change in the agency. There is going to be a regular rollback, and it need to occur in the ways they had described it.

He had also added to his statement that the leaders of the EPA, leadership in Department of Energy is going to be substantially important as they head in the new administration . That there should be much optimism across the country for jobs and economic growth because Washington is  going to be less consequential.

In 2015, Pruitt sued the EPA for its attempt to redefine water, arguing that the new policy is an "unlawful attempts" to expand federal bureaucracy. Pruitt had previously criticized EPA for executive over reach and for agency regulation.

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