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Statement from NAHB Chairman Ed Brady on Scott Pruitt’s Nomination as EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — Ed Brady, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill., today issued the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to become the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):


“NAHB commends President-elect Trump’s selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. NAHB believes in environmental regulations that truly protect the environment. However, the EPA has taken on an increasingly activist agenda during the Obama administration, often issuing regulations based on political considerations and failing to go through the proper rulemaking process, as illustrated by its ‘waters of the U.S.’ rule.

“Scott Pruitt will restore common sense to the regulatory process by ensuring that federal regulations are based on sound science, do not trample states’ rights and address the economic impact they will have on small businesses.

“NAHB fully supports the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the nation’s next EPA administrator.”

Elizabeth Thompson