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Conservative Leaders Stand with Scott Pruitt

Over a hundred conservative leaders issued a movement-wide statement on Friday, which begins, “Conservatives stand behind Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and thank him for the significant actions he has taken to implement President Trump’s deregulatory agenda.”

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H. Sterling Burnett: Trump Cuts Clean Power Plan, Boosts America’s Prospects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a notice in the “Federal Register” that it is rescinding former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). This action serves as further evidence the gridlock in the Washington, DC swamp has not slowed President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back ineffective and extremely costly climate programs and regulations.

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Blue State Blues: Why DACA Must Go — Now

DACA and its successor, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), are just two examples of President Obama’s habit of circumventing the Constitution and trying to rule by executive decree.

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McConnell Praises Trump’s Executive Orders: Good News for Kentucky Coal Workers

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wrote an op-ed for the KyForward website published on Sunday, praising President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders to roll back regulations the Barack Obama administration put is place in the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation and the Clean Power Plan.

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DELINGPOLE: Scott Pruitt Is Failing to Drain the Swamp at the EPA

True, his credentials as a climate sceptic are not much in doubt. Yes, he might even agree with President Trump that there’s a swamp out there that sorely needs draining. The problem is, insiders explain, is that the future of the EPA is of far less interest to Pruitt than his prospects of becoming either one of Oklahoma’s next senators or its next governor.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Oklahoma Attorney General and President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), on Capitol Hill January 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Isaac Orr: Trump to Obama’s Energy Legacy: ‘You’re Fired’

President Barack Obama campaigned with the pledge he would fundamentally transform the energy sector of the United States when he took office, and to a large extent, he succeeded. Most of this legacy was strong-armed into law using executive orders and administrative overreach, and, as a result, the survival of his agenda depended upon a presidential administration succeeding him with similar goals and a desire to cement his executive orders into place for years to come.

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Obama’s Climate Change Legacy to Be Determined by Next President

President Obama’s controversial Clean Power Plan (CPP) was published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2015. But that is hardly the end of the story. Instead the saga is just beginning—with the ending to be written sometime in 2017 and the outcome highly dependent on who resides in the White House.

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Supreme Court Puts Hold on Obama’s Green Power Plan

In a surprise move, the U.S. Supreme Court called an abrupt halt to President Obama’s sweeping power plant regulations, dealing a blow to the administration’s plan to combat global warming.

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