Lexington – The following statement may be attributed to Tyler White, President of the Kentucky Coal Association, regarding the confirmation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt:
The Kentucky Coal Association congratulates former Oklahoma Attorney General, and Kentucky native, Scott Pruitt for his confirmation as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We have the utmost confidence in Administrator Pruitt’s ability’s to effectively manage and guide the EPA within the construct and parameters of the law.
Kentucky has long been the victim of federal overreach and relentless assaults from the EPA throughout the Obama administration. More specifically the coal industry was often the target of this regulatory overreach. We are confident Administrator Pruitt will bring a commonsense and lawful approach to environmental protection.
Administrator Pruitt’s understanding of the rights and roles of states agencies with regard to implementing environmental laws will greatly complement the leadership we have in Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet.
The Kentucky Coal Association would also like to thank Leader McConnell for his support of Administrator Pruitt from the time he was nominated as well as Senator Rand Paul.