NRECA Statement on Selection of Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

(ARLINGTON, Va.) — The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today issued the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“EPA regulations have a profound impact on electric cooperatives and rural America, and we’re eager to work with Attorney General Pruitt on proposals that protect our environment and promote a healthy economy,” said NRECA CEO Jim Matheson. “Once confirmed, we hope the new administrator will work with electric co-ops and a wide array of other stakeholders to review the impact of EPA regulations on American families and businesses.”

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states.