He responded to those who think the EPA is now "compromising outcomes" with respect to the environment as it relaxes regulations on coal-fired power plants.
Even coal company executives have publicly expressed doubts that rolling back regulations will stem the coal industry's decline.
"The war on coal is over", Pruitt said to rousing applause. But instead of sharing details about that plan, he commiserated with those in the room. The broadcast projected (pre-election) that due to Climate Change and poisons, two thirds would be extinct by 2020.
I would urge you to also contact your own US Representative about preserving the EPA funding.
"That's huge to see someone like him come to a (mining) site", Carson said.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) visited a coal mine Thursday, where he declared that the Trump administration is ending the "regulatory assault" against fossil fuels.
Pruitt's message wasn't surprising, but his choice of venue was somewhat baffling. Consider the developments from just the last couple of weeks. They also argued that the Obama administration's rule was based on years of peer-reviewed studies, input from health experts and a mountain of public comments. In a 2005 settlement, the company paid $36 million to replace a dam that it was accused of damaging with its operations. Pruitt's Thursday visit to Consol is a throwback to the dirty polluting past. Since assuming office, he has issued executive orders rolling back Obama-era federal regulations on planet-warming carbon emissions, lifted water pollution protections and ended a freeze imposed on leases of public lands for coal mining.
Protecting the environment; engaging with state, local and tribal partners; and creating sensible regulations that enhance economic growth.
In a win for the White House, three judges at the D.C. Circuit have set the ozone rule case aside, instead asking for regular updates on how the federal government's review is proceeding.
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These things help change women's minds and often prompt them to choose life for their unborn babies. Neville. "Senate Bill 281 will empower crime victims instead of criminals", added Sen.
As required by the EO, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt formed an EPA Regulatory Reform Task Force to carry out the Administration's regulatory reform agenda at EPA.
Brock said while everyone in the coal industry has "felt a lot of pain" over the past eight years, they always believed there would still be a need for coal. But the Bailey complex persevered somehow, he said.
The Obama administration finalized the ELG rule in 2015 and it went into effect in January 2016.
Pruitt thanked the miners and coal executives present "for persevering".
Other miners in attendance seemed to share Brock's optimism about the future of coal.
Job growth is not in coal, but in renewable energy. "But, I have confidence that we have the right political people in place".
"The days in which we had to choose between those two are over", he said. "The truth is our economy is not healthy because of the way it is dependent on the energy industry". During his campaign, Trump promised to cancel the global warming agreement.
Still miners said the Trump administration has brought them new hope.