WASHINGTON – Former Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Chairman Kathleen Turner and President-elect Donald Trump on Monday discussed a vision for a very different U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from President Obama’s during a roughly 25-minute meeting in Trump Tower.
In an interview Tuesday, White, who is on a short list of potential nominees to head the agency, described Trump’s desire to consider the economic ramifications of environmental regulation, especially those around the issue of climate change.
“He wants the EPA to run more carefully, to use stronger science and be unabashedly conscientious to the effect of more and more rules on existing employment and job creation,” she said. “I have no desire to put words in his mouth. But as he is in other areas, he likes a good deal.”