Donald Trump picks Scott Pruitt to head the EPA
It is being reported in this story that Donald Trump has selected Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. I have to admit that I do not know anything about this guy but here is what The New York Times had to say about this news:
President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, a transition official said, signaling Mr. Trump’s determination to dismantle President Obama’s efforts to counter climate change.
Mr. Pruitt, a Republican, has been a key architect of the legal battle against Mr. Obama’s climate change policies, actions that fit with the president-elect’s comments during the campaign. Mr. Trump has criticized the established science of human-caused global warming as a hoax, vowed to “cancel” the Paris accord committing nearly every nation to taking action to fight climate change, and attacked Mr. Obama’s signature global warming policy, the Clean Power Plan, as a “war on coal.”
Mr. Pruitt, 48, who has emerged as a hero to conservative activists, is also one of a number of Republican attorneys general who have formed an alliance with some of the nation’s top energy producers to push back against the Obama regulatory agenda, a 2014 investigation by The New York Times revealed.
A couple of days ago I was very concerned after hearing the news that Donald Trump met with Al Gore to discuss global warming with Al Gore coming out of that meeting feeling pretty good but now my concerns have been eased a bit. I still have some concerns over Ivanka Trump and her reported desire to become her father’s climate czar and wonder what type of relationship she has with the world’s leading climate pimp but I am feeling a little better about this situation today.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium