27 Apr '18, 9pm

Earth to Pruitt: Americans say keep Clean Power Plan-again

One thing that echoed through the halls of Capitol Hill this week: Scott Pruitt is so far out of touch with the public he’s supposed to protect and the mission of the agency he supposedly serves. Nowhere was that clearer than his remorseless defense of his efforts to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, our country’s best chance to curb climate change. It’s worth noting that at the very moment the Environmental Protection Agency chief sat on the hot seat before two House committees—facing bipartisan hazing over ethics lapses and wasteful spending on luxury travel, sound proof phone booth and 24-7 security detail— Americans were sending their final wave of comments into Washington supporting the climate action strategy to clean up dirty power plants. On Thursday, the public comment period closed on Pruitt’s formal proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan. Let’s cut to the chase: ...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/jake-thompson/earth-pruitt-a...

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