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Pruitt Vows to Repeal ‘Prohibition’ on U.S. Energy Resources

  • EPA chief praises Trump for rejecting Paris agreement
  • Agency has been overturning Obama rules on climate and water
Scott Pruitt.

Scott Pruitt.

Photographer: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg

The Obama administration effectively imposed “Prohibition” on U.S. energy and natural resources development through policies meant to address climate change and water protection, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Friday night.

It was not the first time Pruitt has likened the previous administration’s agency to the U.S. attempt to ban alcohol in the 1920s and early 1930s, but he has upped the frequency with which he mentions it in recent days and weeks.