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EPA Administrator Pruitt Addresses American Farm Bureau’s State Leadership Meeting
Scott Pruitt reaffirms Trump Administration’s commitment to American farmers
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2017) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation’s State Leadership Meeting earlier today to discuss EPA’s recent decision to begin rescinding the ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule (WOTUS), as well as other issues of concern to American farmers.
“EPA is returning power to the states and standing with farmers who have been hurt by misguided policies of the past,” said Administrator Pruitt. “The farming industry deserves regulatory certainty and I committed that to them today. The group expressed gratitude that their voices are being heard for the first time in a long time and I look forward to an ongoing partnership with the agriculture community in the future.”
The address follows the Administrator’s visit to Gully Branch Tree Farm in rural Georgia last week where he and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited one of Georgia’s premier outdoor classrooms to promote environmental stewardship and reaffirm the Trump Administration’s commitment to farmers and foresters.