Agencies such as the EPA, he said, should not be trying to “pinch hit” for Congress......Pruitt has spent much of his energy as attorney general fighting against the agency he will now lead.....
EPA’S clean power plan is wrong for states
BY SCOTT PRUITT AND JONATHAN SMALL - 12/16/14
.....Not only do states not need the ineffective hand of the federal government determining what fuel sources it uses, but the EPA does not have legal authority granted under the Clean Air Act. States should be left to make decisions on the fuel diversity that best meets their electric generation needs. The EPA's proposal overrides state authority by forcing states to prioritize non-fossil-fuel generation over fossil-fueled generation. This is a direct violation of states' traditional role in making their individual energy policies.......