Hah-Hah! Trump to Appoint Global Warming Skeptic to Head EPA
According to Reuters Donald Trump is appointing a global warming skeptic to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
BREAKING: Trump to appoint Oklahoma Attorney General Pruitt as EPA head – transition team. https://t.co/P7Fz6s4ano
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) December 7, 2016
The far left EDF is not pleased with this development.
Pruitt, who met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Nov. 28, has used his current position to try to block some of the EPA’s most important air-quality rules.
On his own LinkedIn page, he boasts that he “led the charge with repeated notices and subsequent lawsuits against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their [sic] leadership’s activist agenda.”
Tries to block every EPA rule he sees
Since becoming Oklahoma’s top legal officer in 2011, Pruitt has sued the EPA to stop vital protections for public health – including standards for reducing soot and smog pollution that crosses interstate lines; protections against emissions of mercury, arsenic, acid gases and other toxic pollutants from power plants; and standards to improve air quality in national parks and wilderness areas. Each time he failed.
These common-sense efforts to cut pollution will save lives, prevent dangerous brain-development issues in children, reduce asthma attacks and increase productivity. Yet, Attorney General Pruitt has apparently never seen an EPA rule that didn’t prompt him to run to court to have it blocked.
Not surprisingly, Pruitt has also questioned “the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind.”