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Donald Trump, set to become president of the United States in about a month’s time, has chosen Scott Pruitt – a leading opponent of federal environment and climate regulation – to head the country’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Pruitt, currently the attorney general in the state of Oklahoma, is currently suing the EPA in an effort to limit carbon emission limits on power plants put in place by outgoing president Barack Obama.
Pruitt does not believe that manmade climate change is a certainty, and has described the issue as “far from settled.” United States campaign group Sierra Club described his nomination, which must still be confirmed by the US Senate, as “putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires.”
Trump had already put one of America’s best-known climate skeptics, Myron Ebell, in charge of leading the transition efforts between Obama’s EPA and Trump’s EPA, and there had been speculation that…

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December 11, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. Yikes!

    Comment by kkessler833 | December 11, 2016 | Reply


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