22 Feb '17, 1pm

'John Muir Is Rolling Over in His Grave' With Scott Pruitt at the Helm of the EPA

Newly sworn-in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt , whose nomination was ardently opposed by environmentalists and who is poised to roll back major climate and clean water regulations, addressed his employees for the first time Tuesday afternoon. During his remarks, in which he did not mention the pressing crisis of climate change or the matter of public health, Pruitt quoted Sierra Club founder John Muir, saying: "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in." Environmentalists were not impressed. "John Muir is rolling over in his grave at the notion of someone as toxic to the environment as Scott Pruitt taking over the EPA," declared the Sierra Club's executive director, Michael Brune . It's difficult to imagine that EPA staffers—hundreds of whom publicly opposed Pruitt's confirmation in the days before the Sen...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/pruitt-epa-scientists-2278037537....

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