24 Feb '17, 9pm

Week 5: A Climate Denier Is Now in Charge of the EPA

Week 5: A Climate Denier Is Now in Charge of the EPA

Welcome to our weekly Trump v. Earth column, in which onEarth reviews the environment-related shenanigans of President Trump and his allies. Polluters hail Pruitt. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Scott Pruitt’s confirmation a week ago with fanfare—really, really strange fanfare. The agency’s press release featured gleeful quotes from some of the worst polluters in America: the National Mining Association, the National Pork Producers Council, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, among others. Here’s a rundown on some of Pruitt’s biggest fans. From left: Pigs inside a hog barn in Iowa; swine and turkey waste from a farm in North Carolina Darcy Maulsby/iStock Pork producers are responsible for some of the most gruesome acts of pollution in modern history. For instance, North Carolina’s hog farms generate more fecal matter than the people of Califo...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/onearth/week-5-climate-denier-now-ch...

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