The Hill runs NSSGA op-ed supporting Pruitt
NSSGA President and CEO Michael W. Johnson wrote an opinion piece for The Hill, a Washington, D.C. political website, that affirmed the industry’s support for Scott Pruitt, the Trump administration’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Read and share the opinion piece.
Pruitt is currently testifying before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on his nomination.
“NSSGA would look forward to working with an EPA administrator that understands the harmful repercussions of such overregulation [like the Waters of the United States rule]. Many areas of previously unregulated land would fall under federal jurisdiction, if the nationwide stay on WOTUS is lifted, and require costly federal permitting, correction or mitigation, which in turn will cause increased delays and cost overruns for critical public-works projects,” Johnson wrote.