Press Release

Scott Pruitt — A Regulatory Look Back

The American Action Forum released an analysis of former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s time in office. AAF’s Dan Goldbeck found that despite Pruitt’s scandal-ridden tenure, he was able to transform the EPA into a net deregulatory agency producing nearly $350 million in cost savings and cutting more than 300,000 paperwork burden hours. Additionally, Pruitt narrowed the EPA’s regulatory scope, reformed the practice of “sue and settle,” and re-examined the data and analytical processes used to justify rulemakings. Goldbeck found that Pruitt made substantial changes to how the agency functions and despite the change in leadership, we can expect to see a continuation of the Pruitt-era policy changes.

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