Climate Change

Trump names climate change skeptic and oil industry ally to lead the EPA

Trump names climate change skeptic and oil industry ally to lead the EPA

Donald Trump picked Oklahoma Atty. Gen. Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency, signaling the president-elect will deliver on his vow to disassemble President Obama’s landmark effort to fight climate change.

Pruitt, 48, a staunch ally of the fossil fuel industry, has taken a lead nationally in resisting Obama’s environmental agenda. He is an architect of the multi-state legal effort to block the administration’s sweeping national mandates for cleaner-burning power plants, a linchpin of its program to combat global warming.

"Atty. Gen. Pruitt has great qualifications and a good record,” Trump advisor Kellyanne...

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