Pruitt responds to EPA slam on state haze plan
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Published: 08-Mar-2011
CapitolBeatOK Staff Report

Published 08-Mar-2011
Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt, while at a National Attorneys General Summit in Washington D.C., responded to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement yesterday (March 7) they will reject Oklahoma’s State Implementation Plan, crafted to address the EPA rules on Regional Haze.
In a statement sent to CapitolBeatOK, Pruitt said: “The State Implementation Plan was a thoughtful and well-crafted plan that will achieve greater visibility within the timeline than was mandated by the Regional Haze rule.
“The action taken today by the EPA inappropriately usurps the state’s authority to dictate our own energy and environmental policies.  The appropriate stakeholders to address Oklahoma’s energy and environmental needs are Oklahoma’s citizens, energy producers, industry consumers and policymakers.
“Let the EPA be put on notice, as Attorney General, I plan to do all that I can to protect and preserve the state’s authority and responsibility under the Clean Air Act to craft and implement solutions for our state.”

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