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Donald Trump Announces Oil Ally Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

The President-Elect Continues His Reign of Environmental Destruction with Oil Advocate as Chief to the E.P.A.

News was released on December 7th that Mr. Trump was going to go with long-time anti-environmentalist and Attorney General Scott Pruitt to take the mantle for the E.P.A.

The move leaves environmentalists in shock yet again as this decision is further evidence of the overt assault Mr. Trump intends to make on long-standing environmental policy.

Scott Pruitt comes to the nomination with a long legacy of fighting environmental policy and regulation. He has spent his career fighting to remove environmental protections – the very policies that he will be asked to lead. Further, Pruitt is proud of his climate change denial and even has a multi-state lawsuit under review by a US Court of Appeals that is attempting to lift carbon emission standards.

Clean Air and Clean Water be Damned

Mr. Pruitt co-authored an article published in Oklahoma earlier in 2016.

“Healthy debate is the lifeblood of American democracy, and global warming has inspired one of the major policy debates of our time. That debate is far from settled. Scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind… Dissent is not a crime.” – Scott Pruitt

Mr. Pruitt has made his attempts to manipulate public opinion through the use of misleading information such as disagreement from scientists. That is not only misrepresentation of the facts; but in fact a lie. Consensus is overwhelming.

As for his statement that “dissent is not a crime,” his view was quite different when people criticized his motives for writing the article. He referred to those that disagree with his climate change denial viewpoint as “un-American.”

A man that has spent his life’s work to undermine the cleanliness of our air and water has been aligned with an administration that includes others like him such as Myron Ebell.  The environmental atrocities that this tandem seeks to unleash may be unparalleled if not halted. What’s clear is that virtually all of Obama’s environmental policies are destined for the recycle bin.