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    Thursday, December 08, 2016

    The Record Of The New EPA Head

    Trump to pick oil ally Pruitt to head EPA

    Alex Guillen and Andrew Restuccia, December 8, 2016 (Politico)

    “President-elect Donald Trump [has selected] Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the EPA, putting one of the agency's most hostile critics and a skeptic of climate change science at its helm…Pruitt has been at the forefront of lawsuits challenging EPA regulations on carbon emissions and water pollution, and he is expected to lead the effort to erase much of President Barack Obama's environmental agenda…Pruitt has also faced accusations that he's unusually close to energy producers…But his agenda would mesh well with Trump, who unloaded on Obama's EPA during the campaign…

    The news of the expected nomination drew sharp criticism from green groups and environmental advocates in Congress…Pruitt has professed skepticism about climate change science, and his selection marks a major turning point for EPA, which even under Republican administrations stretching back to the 1980s has been led by administrators who accepted the scientific evidence that human activity was warming the planet…Pruitt has also been a leading critic and challenger of the Obama administration’s controversial Waters of the U.S. rule, also known the Clean Water Rule, which has drawn fierce attack from energy, agricultural and development interests. Trump has cited that regulation, which increases the number of streams and wetlands protected under the Clean Water Act, as one of his top targets when he takes office…” click here for more

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