"EPA: Pruitt Issued 'Oral Directive' To End 'Sue And Settle'"

"U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has directed his agency to limit the 'sue and settle' practice that critics say the Obama administration used to issue new regulations.

Pruitt's order was an 'oral directive' without a formal written document, EPA said in response to an E&E News Freedom of Information Act request. The agency didn't say when the administrator issued that directive.

EPA's release follows requests last week from Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce and Judiciary committees on how Pruitt and Attorney General Jeff Sessions intend to end the practice.'

Amanda Reilly reports for Greenwire July 3, 2017.

Source: Greenwire, 07/05/2017