“He isn’t reforming the agency; he’s trying to kill it.”
One of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s signature moves has been to put the brakes on stringent fuel economy rules. Photo by Andrew Harnik/AP.
In 2017, just a few days after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, a freshman GOP lawmaker with only a few days on the job of his own, proposed House Resolution 861. Its language was ominous: “The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”