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CEI Joins Coalition Supporting Scott Pruitt

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Conservatives stand behind Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and thank him for the significant actions he has taken to implement President Trump’s deregulatory agenda.

President Trump campaigned on reducing Washington’s bureaucracy, and Administrator Pruitt has been instrumental to that effort. His leadership has helped President Trump keep his promises in a number of critical areas which conservatives support, including the following.

Rolling back President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, a set of regulations that was estimated to cost 400,000 American jobs and reduce our nation’s gross domestic product by $2.5 trillion dollars.

Addressing EPA’s overly-broad Waters of the United States rule, which threatened private property rights by considering even ditches that occasionally fill with rain as areas subject to federal jurisdiction.

Revising the Obama-era fuel economy standards which were estimated to increase new car prices by $3,800 per vehicle, while providing negligible climate benefits.

Taking important steps to making EPA more transparent by no longer allowing the use of “secret science” in developing federal regulations, instead requiring that the agency make the data and methodology of studies used in rule-making available to the public.

Acting as the cabinet’s lead advocate for withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, an illegal treaty estimated to cost American families thousands of dollars in lost income while only reducing global temperatures by less than two-tenths of a degree.

Ending the EPA’s sue-and-settle agreements, which radical environmentalists have manipulated for years to use taxpayer money to dictate energy and environmental policy.

Re-focusing EPA on its core functions, like cleaning up the nation’s most toxic Superfund sites. In his first year as Secretary, the EPA cleaned up and removed seven sites on the National Priorities List.

Helpfully reengaging with state regulators, working to efficiently review state water quality standards in a timely manner, dropping wait times from 120 days to 60 days.

Overall, Administrator Pruitt has finalized 22 deregulatory actions, saving American families and businesses more than $1 billion in costs. He is critical to President Trump’s efforts to streamline agency efforts in a way that assists American families and the economy. We applaud President Trump for his appointment of Scott Pruitt and support his continued tenure at the EPA.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III, Former Attorney General

President Ronald Reagan

Alfred S. Regnery

Chairman, Conservative Action Project

Chairman, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund

Lisa B. Nelson,Chief Executive Officer

American Legislative Exchange Council

Becky Norton Dunlop, Former Secretary of Natural Resources

Commonwealth of Virginia

Jenny Beth Martin, Chairman

Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

William L. Walton, Chairman

CNP Action, Inc.

Thomas E. McClusky, President

March for Life Action

The Honorable Jim DeMint, U.S. Senate

Former Member, South Carolina

Ed Corrigan

Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project

Former Executive Director, Senate Steering Committee

Rachel Bovard, Former Policy Director

Senate Steering Committee

Wesley Denton, Former Communications Director

Senator Jim DeMint (SC)

Diana Banister, President and Partner

Shirley & Banister Public Affairs

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr., Former Chief Domestic Advisor

President Ronald Reagan

Adam Brandon, President


Cleta Mitchell, Esq.

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell, Chairman

Constitutional Congress, Inc.

Thomas Fitton, President

Judicial Watch, Inc.

The Honorable David McIntosh, President

Club for Growth

Michael A. Needham, Chief Executive Officer

Heritage Action for America

The Honorable Tony Perkins

President, Family Research Council

President, Council for National Policy

The Honorable Colin A. Hanna, President

Let Freedom Ring, Inc.

The Honorable Bob McEwen, U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.), Executive Vice President

Family Research Council

The Honorable Donald J. Devine, Former Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

President Ronald Reagan

Dr. John C. Eastman

Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service

Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University

Rick Manning, President

Americans for Limited Government

Phil Kerpen, President

American Commitment

Jack Park

Conservative Activist and Donor

Jason S Jones, President

Movie to Movement

Jay Mount, President

MDS Communications

Dr. Virginia Armstrong, National Court Watch Chairman

National Eagle Forum

The Honorable Mike Hill, Former Member

Florida State Representative

Ron Robinson, President

Young America’s Foundation

Tim LeFever, Chairman

Capitol Resource Institute

Anne Schlafly Cori, Chairman

Eagle Forum

William Pascoe, Managing Partner

Antietam Communications

The Honorable Gary L. Bauer, President

American Values

Gary Marx, Senior Advisor

Judicial Crisis Network

Donna Hearne, CEO

The Constitutional Coalition

Sal Russo, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist

Tea Party Express

The Honorable Terrence Scanlon, Retired President

Capital Research Center

Neil Patel

Chief Policy Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney,

Co- Founder and Publisher, The Daily Caller

Robert D. Thompson, Former Administrator

The Weyrich Lunch

Elaine Donnelly, President

Center for Military Readiness

Benjamin R Case, President

Case Consulting Services, Inc.

Matt Mackowiak, Executive Director

Fight for Tomorrow

The Honorable Mike Spence, Founding President

Conservative Republicans of California

Rod D. Martin, Founder and CEO

The Martin Organization, Inc.

Sherri R. Martin, Executive Vice President

The Martin Organization, Inc.

Haley E. Martin, President

The Martin Foundation

Shawn A. Mitchell, Former National Chaplain

National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA)

Jerry Melvin, Former Dean

Florida House of Representatives

Evelio Silvera, Campaign for the American Future

Mitchell Morgan, Chief Financial Officer

Martin Imaging

Linwood Bragan, Executive Director

CapStand Council for Policy & Ethics

Bob Adams, President

Revive America PAC

C. Preston Noell III, President

Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

The Honorable Belden Bell, Co-Chair Legacy Society

The Heritage Foundation

Penna Dexter, Co-Host

Point of View Radio

Susan A. Carleson, Chairman/CEO

American Civil Rights Union

Allen Hebert, Chairman

American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston

James L. Martin, Founder/Chairman

60 Plus Association

Thomas Pyle, President

American Energy Alliance

Saulius “Saul” Anuzis, President

60 Plus Association

Rob Chambers, Vice President

AFA Action

Charles Copeland, President

Intercollegiate Studies Institute

The Honorable Diana Denman, President

The Reagan Legacy Forum 

Lee Beaman, CEO

Beaman Automotive Group

Sean Noble, President

American Encore

Melvin Adams, Former President


Lisa Calvert, Christian Speaker and Educator

Rabon-Calvert Int

Seton Motley, President

Less Government

James N. Clymer, Former National Chairman

Constitution Party

The Honorable James V. Lacy, Co-Author

“California’s War on Donald Trump”

The Honorable Michael R. Long, State Chairman

NYS Conservative Party

Ralph A. Rebandt, II, Lead Pastor/Police Chaplain

Oakland Hills Community Church/Michigan Police Chiefs

Joe R. Calvert, President

Rabon and Calvert Interests

Maggie Briones, Executive Assistant

Good News Communication

Austin Ruse, President


Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President and CEO

National Religious Broadcasters

Col Francis X. De Luca USMCR (Ret), President Emeritus

Civitas Institute

Christopher Malagisi, Editor in Chief

Conservative Book Club

Roxanne Phillips, Member, Executive Committee

Council for National Policy

The Honorable James C. Miller III, Budget Director for President Reagan

Martha Boneta, President


Caren Cowan, Executive Director

New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association

Frank Cannon, President

American Principles Project

The Honorable James J. Carey, Former Chairman

US Federal Maritime Commission

Craig Rucker, Executive Director


Ellen Grigsby, Director of Institutional Partnerships

Open Doors

Kimberly Bellissimo, President/CEO

ForthRight Strategy

Dr. Bonner Cohen, Senior Policy Analyst

Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow

John (Punk) Cooper,President

New Mexico Wool Growers, Inc.

Don L. (Bebo) Lee, President

New Mexico Federal Lands Council

Craig Shirley, Reagan Biographer

Presidential Historian

Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman

The Honorable Ellen R. Sauerbrey, Former Assistant Secretary of State

State Department

David A. Keene, Editor at Large

The Washington Times

The Honorable Kenneth Cuccinelli, President

Senate Conservatives Fund

G. A. Lawrence, Retired Director

The Lawrence Company

Lou Cordia, Executive Director

President Reagan’s Alumni Association

Floyd Brown, Chairman

Western Center for Journalism

David N. Bossie, President

Citizens United

Mark Fitzgibbons, President of Corporate Affairs

American Target Advertising

Kevin Freeman, Founder

NSIC Institute

Greg Alpers, AG Industry

Patrick Maloy, President & CEO

JouleX, inc.

James C. Dobson Ph.D., Founder & President

Family Talk

Tom Sidwell,

Owner, JX Cattle Co. LLC

President, New Mexico Cattlegrowers Association

Paul Caprio, Director

Family Pac Federal

Peter J. Thomas, Chairman

The Conservative Caucus

Allen Roth, President

Secure America Now

Eunie Smith, President

Eagle Forum

Somers H. White, Former Arizona State Senator

Terrance J. Wear, Former President

Legal Services Corporation

Lewis K. Uhler, President

National Tax Limitation Committee

Willes K Lee, President

National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Terry Schilling, Executive Director

American Principles Project

Trayce Bradford, President

Texas Eagle Forum

Francis P. Cannon, President

American Principles Project Foundation

John Dodd, President

Jesse Helms Center Foundation

Steve Milloy, Publisher

Trent England, Executive Vice President

Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

Edward Diefenthal

Sandy Rios

Director of Governmental Affairs

AFA The Honorable

Tim Echols, PSC Commissioner

Georgia Public Service Commission

Myron Ebell, Director, Center for Energy and Environment

Competitive Enterprise Institute

Kent Lassman, President & CEO

Competitive Enterprise Institute

Tom DeWeese, President

American Policy Center

Joan Lindsey, President

Lindsey Communications

Curt Levey, President

Committee for Justice

Caroline Lewis, Owner

Percipio Communications

Joseph A Morris, Partner

Morris & De La Rosa

Chad Connelly, President

Faith Wins

The Honorable Tom DeLay, Former Majority Leader

U.S. House of Representatives

Dr. Everett Piper, President

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

David Kullberg, Executive Director

Christians for A Sustainable Economy

Kelly Monroe Kullberg, President

America Conservancy

Deroy Murdock, Contributing Editor

National Review Online

Bridgett Wagner, Vice President

The Heritage Foundation

Charles S. Cushman, Executive Director

American Land Rights Association

Tom Randall

Ed Martin, President

Phyllis Schlafly Eagles

Rebekah Gantner, Executive Director

Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund

Bob Carlstrom, President

The Carlstrom Group, LLC

The Honorable Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., President

The Heartland Institute

David A. Ridenour, President

National Center for Public Policy Research

Joseph Bast, Director and Senior Fellow

The Heartland Institute

Gretchen Randall, Partner

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