President Donald Trump promised to rein in government overreach, and has already issued executive orders to do so.

During the Obama era, aided with the steadfast support of his crony Hillary Clinton, Big Government crippled American production and small business owners.

And one federal agency is in particular need of overhaul after years of inflicting abuse.

With the confirmation of Administrator Scott Pruitt and the introduction of executive actions by President Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency may finally be cut down to size.

Republican lawmakers have spent years fighting EPA regulations supported by liberal outcries of “climate change” and the interests of globalist elites.

The Hill reports:

Trump is expected to release a string of executive orders aimed at the agency’s operations, and he could unveil them as early as this week. 

The orders will likely delight industry and business groups that have long warned against overregulation from the EPA. But greens, Democrats and agency boosters warn that Trump and Pruitt could cripple the agency at a time when climate change and public health issues are calling for a strong federal regulator.

The Senate confirmed Pruitt on a 52-46 vote on Friday, a mostly party-line tally that illustrates the tense partisan divide over Pruitt’s nomination and the agenda he and Trump have set for the EPA. 

The EPA was expanded under former President Obama, but with Trump’s call for change, the federal overreach of the agency will be greatly reversed, giving more control to the states and industries to strengthen the economy — benefiting farmers, fisherman, and other small business owners who once were the backbone of the nation.

The Hill reports:

The orders will likely delight industry and business groups that have long warned against overregulation from the EPA. But greens, Democrats and agency boosters warn that Trump and Pruitt could cripple the agency at a time when climate change and public health issues are calling for a strong federal regulator.

The Senate confirmed Pruitt on a 52-46 vote on Friday, a mostly party-line tally that illustrates the tense partisan divide over Pruitt’s nomination and the agenda he and Trump have set for the EPA. 

“Over the past eight years, the Environmental Protection Agency, with its regulatory rampage, has hurt a lot of people in my home state of Wyoming and all across the country,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said during floor debate over Pruitt’s nomination. 

“The EPA’s overreaching regulations have stunted job growth, hurt our economy, and failed to help the agency meet its mission, and the mission is to protect the environment and the health of all Americans. The EPA needs to be reformed and modernized. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is the right person for the job.”

Under the Obama administration, expanded EPA regulations not only crippled farmers and other small businesses, but went so far as to target individuals wanting to make improvements to their private land.

In 2015, one man was even arrested and heavily fined under the so-called Clean Water Act for trying to build a pond on his private property.

Farmers and land owners who wanted to make improvements like ditches, ponds, and irrigation systems were told they required permits under CWA regulations — permits that cost on average almost $300,000.

The EPA also used the support of groups with “conservative” sounding names like “Trout Unlimited” in its claim to represent sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts, all the while receiving financial backing from left-wing groups with anti-gun and anti-agricultural agendas.

In a typical Big Government bait-and-switch, farmers and ranchers who thought they were being protected and supported by these groups were instead jailed, fined, and run out of business.

With Scott Pruitt’s confirmation and executive orders issued by President Trump, the time of overreach by the EPA may finally be coming to an end.