EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Discusses Plans, Objectives and Priorities…

Newly confirmed EPA head Scott Pruitt attended CPAC and after delivering his remarks he sat down for a one-on-one with Dr. Gina Loudon.

The speech lasts for 7:30 of the video below, and the one-on-one discussion comes thereafter. Mr. Pruitt outlines the objectives and priorities of the EPA and how he intends to remove the regulatory overreach.

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110 Responses to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Discusses Plans, Objectives and Priorities…

  1. Craig W. Gordon says:

    Who is that lady in the blue dress?πŸ‘€βš‘πŸ‘

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  2. Talk, talk, talk about our air. Bottom line is end the “geo-engineering” of our skies. Immediately. If you think I need my tin foil hat adjusted, I would urge you to do some research before posting.

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    • Wolfgang says:

      “Geo-engineering”, aka chemtrails, are very real, and a very secretive deep state project. No official explanation is ever given to public to account for the evidence of the program that I am aware of. The media just yells conspiracy theory, and are supposed to shut up.
      The program may not even be under the EPA.

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      • Time to drag chemtrails out of the “conspiracy theory” closet and frighten the masses out of their stupor, because we can’t talk about the globalists’ schemes without outing their delivery system: our atmosphere.

        Their newest trick is to “refreeze” the Arctic. Not kidding. Cost to humanity: 500 BILLION.

        http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-february-20-2017-1.3988710/can-a-500-billion-geoengineering-project-save-the-arctic-from-melting-1.3990917

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      • I was so hoping someone would mention this..Anyone who thinks this is conspiracy must have their head up their butts.. I live near the AFB and they are criss crossing the skies almost everyday.. doing the smutty looking clouds..after spraying..If anyone thinks it is simply contrails you better do some study..the jets today do not have contrails.. I hear more and more people with nose bleeds.

        . A fb friend just went to the hospital the other night because he could not get his nose to stop bleeding..More and more lung cancer.. more autism..they try to blame it on vaccines and it could be..but think about it..aluminum is bad for the brain..and they are spraying it down on us almost everyday…

        If you aren’t believing it..then take a sample of the snow and have it checked or those funny little webs that appear in the spring and fall..check them out..and see what is in them..Chemtrails were used for warfare, but now is being used to modify the weather, but it is killing the trees and we will be next… Don’t say it isn’t true..it is as true as the nose…on your face.

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        • litlbit2 says:

          A good clue is all the green algae covering farm ponds! Never happened during the all the years I was farming! Also hard to explain why one airplane flying parallel or perpendicular to the other has chemtrails while the other has contrails! Such logic?

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          • Gary says:

            “A good clue is all the green algae covering farm ponds! ”
            Check the sudden increase in use of nitrogen fertilizers to increase plant growth.
            Algae love it too…..

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            • Your Tour Guide says:

              Read up on Grand Lake Saint Marys, in Ohio.

              The largest inland lake in Ohio, now a health hazard from fertilizer run off/ toxic algae
              blooms.

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        • 4bleu says:

          Nose bleeds can come from poor diets. And how badly the typical American eats, on sodas and empty calorie foods, one would predict a problem like that. Shockingly, and despite well-stocked supermarket fresh food sections, a lot of Americans don’t eat fresh fruits, not even bananas.

          How about looking closer at the earth-boound mystery of adding practically inedible palm oil and soy unnecessarily in ice cream and other foods? As IF traditional recipes for ice cream required Indonesian and Malaysian ginormous plantation-grown palm oil, from a big corporation industry that is hell on orangutans.

          Not to mention the mystery that palm oil shipped all the way around the world is now being inserted in an outlandish number of different food products. Anyone read the labels? It’s insanity. The palm oil being foisted on the US population, hidden inside crackers, cookies, breads, everywhere, is practically inedible, coming from the center kernel – not from the outside, highly nutritious red/yellow pulp of the palm oil tree fruit/nut.

          When did this all start? Years ago, palm oil was hardly available in the US to buy. It’s imported, yet somehow it’s become an ubiquitous and very unhealthy addition to US processed foods recipes.
          Begs the question: Are palm oil companies in Indonesia and Malaysia getting some sort of preferential treatment or subsides?

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          • Gary says:

            “Are palm oil companies in Indonesia and Malaysia getting some sort of preferential treatment or subsides?”

            As usual,the farmer gets little or nothing and it is the same with the local government as is also with American farmers. It is all the big businesses in between that rake in the profits.

            The Malaysian economy surrendered its national economy to produce these oils. The same went when Chiquita and Dole raped the Philippians and destroyed their healthy economy to grow pineapples and bananas so that we can have cheap produce.

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            • 4bleu says:

              It’s easy to say all that, but bottom line, pineapples and bananas are good nutrition. There is no way the palm oil producers don’t know they’re selling practically inedible oil. No way the food manufacturers don’t know this. Soy is in everything which helps the soy farmer subsidies, corn is in fuel to help the corn subsidies, palm oil … who’s helping foreign companies at the expense of the American consumer?
              Naw, look up at the clouds instead.

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          • BAM says:

            Palm oil is being used to replace hydrogenated fats.

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            • 4bleu says:

              Just remember that the palm oil they are using is used by Africans and Asians – for hair pomades and skin lotions, not to eat.

              The edible, nutritious part is from the outer pulp which makes a beautiful red oil with yellow vegetable fat. Instead, It’s the clear oil melted from the solid inner kernel center that is going in US foods. It does not belong in the diet, but it’s everywhere in US processed foods. That’s flat out wrong because in those hidden, pervasive quantities, it’s nutritionally damaging to millions of people. So begs the question, how is the FDA silent with this?

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        • tellthetruth2016 says:

          It could connected to all the illegals bringing all this crap in here also… Hell, we even have to let them into the schools without being vaccinated, yet American citizens have to all kinds of paperwork before our kids can even get in daycare …..And, vaccinations ….

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        • Yep, as the bleeding nose on your face. I get the nose bleeds, never did as a kid. It also zaps our energy and kills our soil, hence the monsanto gmo garbage as well.

          Evil abounds, as man is the multi headed beast. Always was…

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      • Gary says:

        Strange though that no one can identify a single location for these chem-trails where they can be found. Even when they suddenly appear, there don;t seem to be any witnesses that can be verified.

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      • NorthIdaho says:

        I hate the chem trails. Skies are milky white and we just cough. Why does no one ever talk about them? They fly them a lot at night so you can see them as well. Grrrr…..

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      • Biggles says:

        Now retired, I have 17,000 hrs + flying airline jet aircraft. Let me reassure you that if any of the events that you claim are happening in civil aviation were real the information would be around the industry at the speed of light. Let me reassure you that containers of some substance for “spraying” cannot be hidden in airframes or engines. Many different engineers work on aircraft each overnight. Many different pilots operate each aircraft in the course of a year. Your “spraying” device is impossible without the knowledge of thousands of pilots and engineers. In addition it would require the weight and balance re-certification of many aircraft, otherwise the aircraft’s insurance will be invalid. Everything that happens in the maintenance life of an aircraft is recorded. So now you must be theorising that “the govt” must be insuring many civil aircraft secretly without a valid weight and balance certificate itself because airlines won’t / can’t fly uninsured aircraft.
        “the jets today do not have contrails”. Give me strength. Contrails depend on temperature, humidity and micro fuel quality. Boeing will be fascinated to learn modern jets do not produce contrails.

        Relax, it’s nonsense.

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    • Millwright says:

      You won’t get a dispute from me because I live under “milk skies” here in NJ ! The most remarkable thing about 9/11/01 to me was how clear the skies became in two days ! Not sure how much of the “chem trail cabal” I’d buy into but I do know jet fuel is treated with a variety of chemicals for everything from water scavenging, to mold and fungus growth, to lubricity and anti-geling additives. Individually most have a long history of safety; but in concert, in the heat of combustion ? OTOH, its also possible the “jet contrails” we’re seeing stem more from the “fan sections ” of modern hi-byoass fan jets than the core jets buring the fuel .

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      • Gary says:

        “The most remarkable thing about 9/11/01 to me was how clear the skies became in two days !”

        After three days of no-planes, I sat out there noticing the silence. When the ban was lifted, I was taken back to my childhood and we would rush outside to see a plane pass overhead when we heard one. Such memories….

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      He’s been in office for 4 days. Give him a few more. Scott Pruitt is a do-er, and a self starter type, as as most of President Trump’s cabinet!

      I already know, the the phrase, or those relegated to “climate change” “globull warming” etc, have already been deleted from the majority of the documents on record at the EPA, in prep. for the Changing of the Guard.

      Every one of these agencies actions and budget expenditures, are going to have to be gone through.

      I think you all know that a lot of the numbers Obie produced, were bogus……

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  3. andyocoregon says:

    IMO, Scott Pruitt is one of President Trump’s best picks for his cabinet. Mr. Pruitt recognizes the need to deregulate businesses while protecting the environment. He is a great asset to President Trump’s agenda to create more private sector jobs in the U.S.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Could not agree more. The future has arrived.

      New EPA chief delays mining rule after industry objects
      24 Feb 2017
      https://apnews.com/94f8235ea0a645f18432d5da46f9c262/New-EPA-chief-delays-mining-rule-after-industry-objects

      Aggressive cuts to Obama-era green rules to start soon: EPA head
      25 Feb 2017 “Next week”
      http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-epa-idUSKBN1640S9?il=0

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      • Lindenlee says:

        And he talked about that totalitarian rule about “waterways”, that omits the all-inclusive important word “navigable”. Intended to control every source of water everywhere, to make us water paupers as they did in the central valley of CA, destroying the agriculture there. TOTALITARIANS ALL.

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      • susiepuma says:

        that AP article forgot to add that the EPA triggered that mine disaster on purpose.

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Mr. Pruitt has sued the EPA more than a dozen times, and now he runs the place.
      Tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Funny!
      I love it!
      MAGA

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      • Gary says:

        “Mr. Pruitt has sued the EPA more than a dozen times, and now he runs the place.”
        Getting rid of regulations, maybe now it will be known as the Environmental Plundering Agency.

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    • Nightcrawler says:

      I agree, Andy. I had not heard Mr. Pruitt speak and enjoyed his speech and his enthusiasm. While I didn’t think much of the interviewer, I did find his comments to be right on the money. I have some hope that the dreadful EPA can be reeled back in.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Thank you nightcrawler. Somebody who listened to what the man has to say!

        First and foremost, he is Constitution and Rule of Law. (this is a real biggie, since at least half of what EPA has been doing is not according to either.)

        He also lives and understands the word “Federalism” (which I hate that word, it’s misconceiving. Federalism means LIMITS on the FEDS., which is not what that sounds like it should mean.

        (In fact, the EPA is Unconstitutional. Every State has some version of a State epa, ours in Oklahoma is called the Department of Environmental Quality or DEQ)

        During the hearings, and the 30 hours of debate the Demonrat-Econut Senators kept saying that Pruitt ended a previous program in the State Attny Gen. office for the Environment. True, he did, cause that would’ve been duplicative. We already had a Dept. of Environmental Quality, that of course the Demonrats never mentioned, or even bothered to understand. Each state only needs ONE. (I say, as I look above my desk now, looking at a Diagram of 83 different welfare programs within the Fed. Govt!!! Talk about duplication!!!!!)

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    • bigsky1970 says:

      Scott Pruitt is a damn fine pick. Cast from the same mold as Senator Inhofe when it comes to AGW and the environment. He’s Algore’s worse nightmare.

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  4. 3x1 says:

    We’d have more stuff happening if McConnell wasn’t sandbagging appointment approvals:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/25/exclusive-regnery-anti-trump-democrats-best-allies-are-senate-republicans/

    Another month and Trump should tell mumbles he will publicly fire his wife, who Mitch wasted no time approving.

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  5. Trainer says:

    Is there one politician who can tell the truth? Why should we believe a word Pruitt has to say if he thinks it is fine to openly lie, under oath, to a Congressional Committee?

    “Fox 25 in Oklahoma City reported Friday that Pruitt used a private email to conduct state business during his time in office, which is not illegal in Oklahoma. However, it does directly contradict Pruitt’s written and spoken testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee last month.
    Pruitt told the committee that he had not used private email for state business. He also promised the senators he would only use his EPA email to conduct federal business.”

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/report-scott-pruitt-lied-under-oath-about-using-private-email-for-state-business/article/2615772?custom_click=rss

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    • deplorabledaveinsocal says:

      I read the article you cited, and looked at the LinkedIn profile of the reporter for the Examiner. It noted nothing illegal was done. Ethically, it raises eyebrows, but the article does not address why he did what he did. Let’s at least give the man a chance in this role.

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      • Washington Examiner doesn’t mean truth..it means they used a trail of information that maybe it should be looked at, but may be a nothing burger..

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      • Gary says:

        “I read the article you cited, and looked at the LinkedIn profile of the reporter for the Examiner. It noted nothing illegal was done. ”

        Interesting, History repeating itself here?

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    • rf121 says:

      So he lied to get confirmed. He is a lawyer you know. What’s your point?

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      • Trainer says:

        “So he lied to get confirmed.” Do you let your kids lie to you? Do you reward them for it when they get caught? I bet you don’t… no, I bet you do.

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        • starfcker says:

          I’m going to comment as a person who has to deal constantly with a form of life I call “desktop person”. We all know the type, every government office is chock full of them. They have an enormous desktop computer/workstation, and it is central to everything they do. Pick up the phone? No. Text? No. Drop something in the mail? Not going to happen. They blast off hundreds of emails a day, and since it’s so easy, they include tons of pdf files and attachments for you to sort through, instead of just telling you what you need to know. If they feel they aren’t getting your attention fast enough, they will start duplicating this stuff to every email address they have for you until they are satisfied you got the message. I would hate to be someone who is in a position that is supposed to use official email and gets peppered by business stuff on their personal. A simple answer back and you are in violation.

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    • Molly says:

      Trainer says: Is there one politician who can tell the truth?

      IMO, this is fake news until proven. I took the time to read the WashExam article, they have a source — FOX25. I read the article at FOX25 and watched the video, twice. They have two sources.

      1. The State of OK Atty Gen Office who supposedly supplied part of a 2-yr old email showing Pruitt’s name and the email address blacked out. They allege it is his private email. NO names given at the AG’s office who offered the email.

      2. Second source is a guy with a Media Company who gave FOX25 a snippet on camera of his opinion IF it’s true. Enough said.

      It could be true, but it needs to be proven with FACTS before I will believe it. πŸ˜‰

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Nope. Incorrect. I live here and have been watching closely my State Gov’t.

      The primary industry in the state, along with the surrounding ones is Oil and Gas. DUH, that is where most of our politicians get their campaign donations from.

      Also, I am now going to lobby my state to change the Open Records Act here. Open Records requests, (Econut orgs. from Wisconsin…who btw take funding from a Soros org…) oh yes I’ve done my homework, is not what the Open Records Act anywhere is
      really designed for. )

      And Scott Pruitt testified that he had done nothing illegal in the State of Oklahoma Laws.

      So, if it’s not in the Statutes here, and you disagree Trainer, I suggest you move here, enjoy our fresh air and clean water, take up residence and start lobbying to change OK Law if that bothers you.

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  6. deplorabledaveinsocal says:

    Who is Dr. Gina Loudon, and what does she have to do with CPAC? I am not familiar with her.

    I like what I hear in the interview. Mr. Pruitt speaks a little too fast like a car salesman to my liking, but that is my problem – I can go back and listen to his statements until I can understand all he said. Reminds me of some really sharp people I know that when they speak I only catch every third word… If he only gets part way to his stated goal to rein in the administrative over reach and rule by fiat and decree instead of mere legislative enforcement, he will be phenomenally successful. Godspeed Mr. Pruitt.

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  7. milktrader says:

    Little bit corny but solid. I like this guy. Got zero negative vibe. Geeks to the rescue I suppose.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Little bit corny, cause we like them here that-way. But he was nervous as on get out. He loves the Courtroom; but National TV is a different story. Couldn’t you see his hands shaking, and that’s why he talked fast.,

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  8. andyocoregon says:

    A good example of governmental over-reach into private property rights:

    http://anonhq.com/oregon-couple-told-no-water-rights-forced-destroy-pond/

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  9. Trainer says:

    Best news since inauguration day:

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  10. dustahl says:

    May end up being the best appointment Trump made, get it done guy

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  11. Howie says:

    EPA staff has been instructed to freeze all its grants ― an extensive program that includes funding for research, redevelopment of former industrial sites, air quality monitoring and education, among other things ― and told not to discuss this order with anyone outside the agency, according to a Hill source with knowledge of the situation.

    An EPA staffer provided the information to the congressional office anonymously, fearing retaliation.

    It’s unclear whether the freeze is indefinite or temporary as the agency transitions fully to the Trump admi
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/environmental-protection-grants-staff_us_5886825be4b0e3a7356b575f

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  12. The Boss says:

    I did notice a slip of sorts. At the beginning of the interview segment, Pruitt was talking about 4 years hence. Toward the end, he mentioned 8 years. I hope it is 8 years.

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  13. jdvalk says:

    CBS radio news had this as a lead story; they say critics allege that epa deregulation a could give polluters free reign. Strawman dispatched, and a fresh spin on “they want dirty air and water”.

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  14. Millwright says:

    IMO, Mr. Pruitt is a core member of the Trump Team ! Our President knows better than most the impact unpredictable EPA regs have upon businesses ! He wears the “BTDTGTTS” from his years aa a developer ! I’m sure Pruitt and Trump know the task of restructuring the EPA is monumental – from both a cultural and inertia bureaucratic POV – even before they have to deal with the imbedded “green-weenie” types. I personally found it significant Mr. Pruitt went for the “G-W jugular” with his citing the EPA regulatory extension of the “Navigable Waters Act” to encompass every seasonal watercourse and storm drain across the nation !

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  15. psadie says:

    I have listened to Dr. Gina before and she isn’t a good interviewer or a good speaker…wonder who recommended her for this sit down.

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  16. Jeff says:

    OUT-FUC$IN’ -STANDING !!! ” The future ain’t what it used to be “

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  17. rsanchez1990 says:

    Yep, I believe Scott Pruitt is gonna drain the EPA swamp.

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  18. jeans2nd says:

    Today’s read on Urban Dictionary –

    “bureauclast

    (noun): Someone appointed to help destroy or dismantle the agency for which he or she ostensibly works.

    All indications point to Scott Pruitt being a bureauclast hired specifically to dismember the Environmental Protection Agency. ”
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/

    Godspeed, EPA Bureauclast Pruitt. Dismember-destroy-dismantle away.

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    • Gary says:

      “Godspeed, EPA Bureauclast Pruitt. Dismember-destroy-dismantle away.”
      Yes, free the military from having to pay for clean ups, spills, and leave it all to the states. Get rid of those wasted seat belt laws, Auto crash tests requirements, child safety laws, etc because they impede production.

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