31 Jan '17, 9pm

Reminder: Scott Pruitt Is Still an Abysmal Choice to Lead the EPA

Reminder: Scott Pruitt Is Still an Abysmal Choice to Lead the EPA

Pruitt has spent his tenure as Oklahoma Attorney General relentlessly suing the very agency he is now on tap to “lead.” Since taking office in 2010, he has brought or joined 14 separate suits , nearly always in collaboration with energy interests, designed to undercut or overturn the agency’s authority to enforce environmental regulations. He has challenged limits on mercury pollution (twice), efforts to reduce ozone pollution, and clean air standards for oil and gas drilling sites. He has challenged the determination that greenhouse gas pollution endangers health and the environment, and has participated in four separate suits challenging the carbon-emissions-reducing Clean Power Plan. And during his confirmation hearings, Pruitt refused to commit to fully recusing himself from involvement in the still-pending cases that he himself has brought against the agency. He has u...

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