President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Pruitt has had legal battles with the current EPA administration, notably fighting the Waters of the U.S. rule.
The decision is welcomed by the American Farm Bureau, President Zippy Duvall says Pruitt should provide a "new degree of fairness" for agriculture.
The Farm Bureau expects him to listen to concerns of farmers and ranchers.
Executive Director Dale Moore adds he thinks there will be changes at the EPA, "I think the tone and the tenor are in the process of changing and we very much look forward to working with Mr. Pruitt when he is approved by the Senate and put into his new role and we stand ready to work with him to take these regulations that have been causing so many problems for our farmers and ranchers."
Pruitt still must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate once Trump takes office next month.