Make EPA Great Again: Lamar Smith, GOP to Trim Regulations | National Review:
"This soft-spoken Texas Republican has become an unlikely warrior against dubious science used to justify costly federal regulations imposed on American industry, particularly from the Environmental Protection Agency. Over the past eight years, Obama-administration officials have blocked Smith’s demands for more accountability and transparency at several U.S. agencies. He is now poised to find much-needed support from President Trump, who has called for major changes at the EPA. “This new administration will help us and we can get to the truth,” Smith told me in his Capitol Hill office last week."