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Back-to-Basics Agenda

Administrator Pruitt speaks to miners in Sycamore PA“What better way to kick off the Back-to-Basics Agenda than joining hard-working coal miners to celebrate the beginning of a new era for jobs in our country.  The coal industry was nearly devastated by years of regulatory overreach, but with new direction from President Trump, we are turning things around for these miners and for many other hard-working Americans.”
-- Administrator Scott Pruitt

Administrator Pruitt's "Back-to-Basics Agenda" reflects his efforts to refocus EPA on its intended mission, return power to the states and create an environment where jobs can grow. The agenda focuses on the three E’s:
  • Environment: Protecting the environment
  • Economy: Sensible regulations that allow economic growth
  • Engagement: Engaging with state and local partners.

Administrator Pruitt kicked off his “Back to Basics Agenda” on April 13 at the Harvey Mine in Sycamore, Pennsylvania. He spoke with coal miners about the president’s recent Energy Independence Executive Order, which directs EPA and other federal agencies to review the Clean Power Plan and revise regulatory barriers that impede energy independence, including unnecessary burdens on coal miners and coal-fired electric utilities.


“We can and we will achieve clean air and clean water and we will also have strong economic growth and job creation at the same time.”
-- Administrator Scott Pruitt


Back-to-Basics Agenda Events

Thomas Hill Energy Center, Clifton Hill, Missouri, April 20, 2017

Harvey Mine, Sycamore, Pennsylvania, April 13, 2017

Additional Back-to-Basics Agenda efforts will be announced in the coming weeks.