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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato (429-347 BC)

Sunday, November 20, 2016

AG Rutledge: With Election Results, Time To Start “Curbing Back” Federal Regs

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
by Caleb Taylor: Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas’s Attorney General, said today before meeting with President-elect Trump’s transition team that she was hopeful “out-of-control” federal regulations could be rolled back under a Trump administration.

Rutledge told the media at Trump Tower (I hear the taco bowls there are delightful) today:I’ve been meeting with some other Attorneys General from across the country about the excitement for the Trump administration and what we are going to be able to do moving forward in terms of regulations and curbing back some of these out-of-control federal regulations. I’m just here today to continue those conversations and to visit more about what we can do moving forward to make sure the American economy keeps growing.Rutledge also addressed media speculation she might be joining the Trump administration by saying “whatever position I can do, whether that’s continuing on as Attorney General of Arkansas or working in the administration…my ears are open.”

Two other Arkansans who are the subject of rumors about joining the Trump administration are Sen. Tom Cotton as Defense Secretary and former Gov. Mike Huckabee as U.S. Ambassador to Israel.

One of those out-of-control federal regulations that’s ripe for the chopping block is the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP).

Like a lot of President Obama’s major actions, it was done through executive action rather than the approval of Congress. Therefore, President Trump could stop its implementation through executive action.

The CPP plan would dramatically raise utility costs for average Arkansans — essentially by closing down utility companies that are unable to bear the large compliance costs it would have created. The plan also places strict emissions limits on existing power plants.

That’s why the plan is currently the subject of a lawsuit by Rutledge and a bipartisan group of 29 Attorneys General.

If the Trump administration is serious about getting America winning “bigly” again, they’ll stop the CPP from being implemented.
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Caleb Taylor is a reporter for The Arkansas Project an affiliate of the Advance Arkansas Institute, a nonprofit research and educational organization committed to advancing public policy based on free markets, individual liberty, and limited, transparent government.

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