12 Jul '18, 6pm

A Trump-era climate strategy has emerged. We have Scott Pruitt to thank.

There’s no debating that president Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency, led until recently by the flagrantly corrupt Scott Pruitt , has dealt a series of woeful and lasting setbacks to our planet’s habitability. With coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler stepping in as interim EPA administrator, things probably won’t get better for federal environmental policy anytime soon. There’s a good chance Wheeler’s EPA will have fewer soundproof booths , cheaper pens , and a less-massive security detail . But Wheeler is on record saying his agenda will be the same as Pruitt’s. And a less scandal-ridden EPA administrator could do even more damage . With all three branches of government stacked against them, environmental advocates have to focus on geographically-targeted policy. Luckily, it is a strategy that most are already accustomed to. So beyond the smog at the federal level, ...

Full article: https://grist.org/article/a-trump-era-climate-strategy-ha...

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