NAHB Commends Trump EPA Nominee

NAHB Chairman Ed Brady issued the following statement on President-elect Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

“NAHB commends President-elect Trump’s selection of Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. NAHB believes in environmental regulations that truly protect the environment. However, EPA has taken on an increasingly activist agenda during the Obama Administration, often issuing regulations based on political considerations and failing to go through the proposed rulemaking process, as illustrated by its ‘waters of the U.S.’ rule.

“Scott Pruitt will restore common sense to the regulatory process by ensuring that federal regulations are based on sound science, do not trample states’ rights and address the economic impact they have on small businesses.

“NAHB fully supports the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the nation’s next EPA administrator.”