As President-elect Trump continues to announce administration nominees, SMA President Phil Bell provided his thoughts on the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“Scott Pruitt has a long history of supporting the expansion of domestic energy exploration through safe and clean industrial practices.  If confirmed, he would likely seek to remove extraneous regulations at U.S. EPA that impose increased costs on EAF operations.  The SMA looks forward to continuing a productive relationship with the Agency and to maintaining a firm commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Bell.