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EPA's Pruitt says federal war on coal, energy over during Western Pennsylvania visit

| Thursday, April 13, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt tells coal miners at Harvey Mine in Sycamore, Greene County,. that the regulatory war on the energy industry is over on Thursday, April 13, 2017.
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Ryan Wise, 30, waits to hear EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speak on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Harvey Mine in Greene County.
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Jimmy Brock, CEO of CNX Coal Resources, welcomes Scott Pruit, the EPA’s administrator, to the company's Harvey Mine on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

A federal regulatory assault on energy is over, the new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told coal miners, CNX Coal Resources officials and others Thursday on a visit to Southwestern Pennsylvania.

"It's sad that a regulatory body, the federal government of the United States, would declare a war on our energy industry," EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said at Harvey Mine in Greene County.

That has come to an end, Pruitt announced to cheers from some in the crowd of about 50 people.

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