Cooperative Federalism at EPA
EPA is embracing cooperative federalism and working collaboratively with states, local government, and tribes to implement laws that protect human health and the environment, rather than dictating one-size-fits-all mandates from Washington. EPA is more efficient and more effective in its protection of human health and the environment when it works together with states and tribes and engages local communities from a foundation of trust, transparency, and collaboration.
"Cooperative federalism is essential to properly protecting the environment. States play an enormous role, and we will work with them as partners, not adversaries, to solve the environmental challenges we face today." -- EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
- Enhance shared accountability between EPA and state, tribal and federal partners through joint governance and compliance assistance.
- Increase transparency and collaboration by listening and working with impacted stakeholders and providing effective platforms for public participation and meaningful engagement.
- Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rulemaking
- LCR Federalism Consultation
- Administrator Pruitt’s State Action Tour:
- EPA Administrator Pruitt Visits Utah to Kick-Off State Action Tour, Announce Decision to Revisit Utah Regional Haze Plan
- EPA Administrator Pruitt Continues State Action Tour in Minnesota
- EPA Administrator Pruitt Continues State Action Tour in South Carolina
- Pruitt Continues State Action Tour in Indiana
- Pruitt Continues State Action Tour in Colorado
- Administrator Pruitt Continues State Action Tour in Iowa
- Pruitt Stops in Arkansas for State Action Tour
- Administrator Pruitt Takes State Action Tour to North Dakota
- Administrator Pruitt Takes State Action Tour to Texas
- Administrator Pruitt Visits Agriculture Leaders in Tennessee
- Hurricane Response
- California Wildfires Response
- EPA Administrator Pruitt: GHG Emissions Standards for Cars and Light Trucks Should Be Revised