Trump Takes Aim at EPA – Rumored to Cut Half of 15K Employees

Finally, something is being done about draining the swamp that has been (until now) a rogue, out-of-control federal Environmental Protection Agency. As we previously reported, Trump could not have picked a better person to head the agency than Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (see Master Stroke: Trump Selects OK AG Pruitt to Lead EPA). We’ve heard Pruitt speak, in person. He’s the right man for the job. The EPA under Barack Obama regularly exceeded its constitutional boundaries and attempted, on multiple occasions, to regulate the oil and gas industry. We can assure you there will be a whole less regulatin’ goin’ on at the EPA from now on. In addition to Pruitt at the helm, Trump is taking aim at “significant” budget and (most importantly) staff cuts at the agency. According to an AP article running in Time magazine, Trump wants to dump half of EPA’s 15,000 employees. Maybe more. To which we say, hooray! Gutting the EPA is making environmental radicals who have had their way with the agency for the last eight years, apoplectic…

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