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" Agencies and the executive branch need to enforce the law. They don't need to fill in the spaces if Congress doesn't act. "
" Agencies exist to administer the law. "
" Americans who want a healthy and clean environment expect lawful, effective, and economically sound regulation - the Clean Power Plan failed on all three counts. "
" America's infrastructure was once the envy of the world. "
" As Oklahoma attorney general, it is not my job to formulate or implement Oklahoma's plan, but it is my job to preserve Oklahoma's right to do so - particularly when the Clean Air Act so clearly recognizes that Oklahomans, and not federal bureaucrats, are best situated to determine Oklahoma energy and environmental policies. "
" As Oklahomans, we believe in bold entrepreneurship and good stewardship. "
" As we do our work in D.C., we should do our work in collaboration and in partnership, in cohesion with states so that we can work on environmental issues from Superfund to air quality to water quality across the full spectrum in things that we do in partnership with those folks. "
" Congress passes statutes, and those statutes are very clear on the job EPA has to do. "
" Conservatives deserve a consistent and thoughtful vision for the role of federal government in relationship to states. "
" EPA can and should now focus on getting real results in the fight for clean air, land, and water. "
" EPA's role is even broader than water infrastructure and cleaning up contaminated land - the agency also has a key role in allowing projects to move forward by reviewing environmental impact statements during the permitting process. "
" EPA will set a national standard for greenhouse gas emissions that allows auto manufacturers to make cars that people both want and can afford - while still expanding environmental and safety benefits of newer cars. "
" Facts are facts, and fiction is fiction, and a lie doesn't become truth just because it appears on the front page of the newspaper. "
" Federalism is not one state dictating to the rest of the country what should occur in the area of CAFE. "
" Few things are as sacred and as fundamental to Oklahomans as the constitutional rights of free speech and the free exercise of religion. "
" For someone to say that someone's a skeptic or a climate denier about the climate changing, that's just nonsensical. We see that throughout history. We impact the climate by our activity. How much so is very difficult to determine with respect to our CO2 or carbon footprint, but we obviously do. "
" I am a firm believer that federal agencies exist to administer laws passed by Congress, as intended. "
" I believe that Donald Trump in the White House would be more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama, and that's saying a lot. "
" I cut my teeth on religious liberty issues. "
" I don't hang with polluters; I prosecute them. "
" If the president is allowed to govern by executive action, then the rule of law greatly suffers. "
Rule Of Law
" If you can tell me what gun, type of gun, I can possess, then I didn't really get that right to keep and bear arms from God. It was not bequeathed to me; it was not unalienable, right? "
" I happen to think the Paris accord, the Paris treaty, or the Paris Agreement, if you will, should have been treated as a treaty, should have gone through Senate confirmation. "
" I know what it means to prosecute people. "
" I'm going to have a very thoughtful and meaningful enforcement response to Superfund to make sure that we are achieving good outcomes for citizens across the country with respect to that entire portfolio of 1,336 or so sites. "
" I might not like a statute... but if you know what to expect, you can plan. The law is static. It's stable. It gives you confidence. You know you have to act a certain way. "
" In our constitutional system, states are free to make decisions and bear the political consequences, good or bad, of those choices. "
" I spent a couple years just earnestly praying, asking the question that I don't think we ask enough: 'God what do you want to do with me?' Really getting into our prayer closet, seeking His heart, asking what He wants to do in our lives. "
" I spent many hours in the batting cage. I remember many days when my hands were pretty cut up and bleeding. "
" I think executive orders with Donald Trump would be a very blunt instrument with respect to the Constitution. "
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