Liberals are freaking out over Trump’s EPA pick

Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists have come out against President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Daily Caller  New Foundation

Politicians and activists say Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is a “climate denier” who is “unfit” to lead EPA. Trump’s transition team said Wednesday Pruitt will be their man at EPA, according to news reports.

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One Democratic operative even said Pruitt was a “threat to the planet.”

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Pruitt, a Republican, has been a major critic of EPA regulations, and been involved in many legal challenges against the agency. Pruitt is currently party to legal challenges to two major EPA rules: the Clean Power Plan and the Clean Water Rule.

Activists say he will do the bidding of the fossil fuel industry — basing their claims on a New York Times report claiming Pruitt and other attorneys general collaborate with fossil fuel companies.

While activists are freaking out over Pruitt’s nomination, Trump has plans to move forward with rolling back EPA regulations blamed for hampering the coal industry.

Trump says he will refocus the EPA to its core mission protecting air and water, instead of focusing on man-made global warming.

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  • Brin Jenkins

    A good start to undoing the damage caused by cultural marxists.

    • Concerned

      Yes. If any of these climate activists know what they were talking about and could present a single fact that supports their position, others might listen. However, every single claim / opinion that they have stated has been proven invalid. In fact, for the last 10 years the only creditable correlation to global warming and global cooling is our sun (as sane people would expect).
      It appears activists only evidence (temperature) that they attempt to provide has been adjusted with algorithms that continue to change monthly. They continue to manually lower the temperatures in 1H of 1900’s and manually raise the temperatures since 1950 (total manual increase of 1 to 1.5 deg). When looking at the satellite record, there has been no (zero) global warming in the last 20 years; therefore, how in the world can the activists claim human caused global warming when they can’t even measure the temperature much less tell us why it increases or decreases? It is NOT due to CO2. Crazy.

      • J T

        Yes. Their constantly failed computer models, based on constantly fudged “data” input, have resulted in a wealth of painfully incontinent
        drivel, with no regard to that yellow thing (star) in the sky. But “We The People” know better than the disgusting “leaders” in the UN. Move the UN elsewhere, and re-purpose the building…

    • J T

      U GOT THAT RITE.

  • AllenBarclayAllen

    All smoke and mirrors global warming/climate change !
    Propaganda preached to todies to pull off the greatest scam hist of all time carbon taxation with out representation !
    None of their leaders at the top of GAW believed any of their todiy stable in the first place ! That’s why George Soros scarfed up all the COAL stock deflated by Obama’s todey GAW foolishness ,right after DUNALD TRUMP WONE THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT !
    In any investigation they always FOLLOW THE MONEY, MOTIVE, AND THE MEANS !
    WHO BUT ISLAM WOULD HAVE SUCH A MOTIVE ?? They have Ben trying to tax the United States illegally since we became a country !
    And just WHAT GREEN POLICIES was Obama putting in place ! All the expensive wind male stuff that is ten times as expensive as COAL by Millie watt hours ! Why ? To collapse the united states into submitting to their AGW policies !
    But what GREEN ENERGY DID OBAMA DO ! Absolutely nothing ! It all failed miserably !
    However things he was put in office to stop were the real GREEN ENERGY THAT IS CHEEPER THAN COAL !
    IMAGIN THIS invention ,that overcomes huge dragg coificients as a salt water desalination plant ! Distilled water free, grid saving electricity free, mining salt water for minerals free ! But using it for transportation is why Obama was installed by BIG OIL in the presidents office in the first place TO SIT ON THIS INVENTION AND DO NOTHING WITH IT ?
    https://youtu.be/Zu-Hg6ntgqI
    Obama’s last attempt at energy policy was to destroy BLOOM ENERGY by putting a stop to natural gas ! Google’s energy that produced electric energy at 1/3 rd the price of COAL ! SO WHAT WAS THE REAL AGENDE BUT THE DESTRUCTION OF THE UNITED STATES INDUSTRIAL BASE ???
    http://www.bloomenergy.com/reduce-energy-costs/
    HHO SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN USED ON A ATOMOBILE FIRST ! Desalination with this inagsustible energy source SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRST ! Automotive later !
    HILTER USED HHO ENERGY WWII FOR NONE ESENTIAL ATMOTIVE equipment !
    So how many of these cheep energy sources do we throw away ,because of greed ??? Greed of Big oil selecting all our leaders to march out their damnable stupidity ??

  • Bishop351

    As opposed to Gina McCarthy who was unqualified to run anything. The EPA made itself a joke. It had a point until it “reformed” itself as a political satire.

    • J T

      I would laugh at the satire, if it was funny.

  • CTConservatives47

    It’s about time we dismantled the fascist EPA. Pruittt is a climate realist. I pray that he exposes the BIG LIE that carbon dioxide, a beneficial trace gas, is a threat to the planet. It’s amazing that a three-tenths of a degree increase in globally averaged temperatures from roughly 1978-1998 (0.24 degrees C according to satellite data) has caused a sizable potion of the civilized world to lose its sanity. There is no evidence that CO2 has anything but a marginal influence on climate, yet that bankrupt notion drives a wholesale on fossil fuels and, as we have seen, an attempt by global warming religionists to attack the free speech of realists under the RICO statutes.

    The simpoe fact is the global religionists cannot isolate the natural form the anthropogenic causes, and the U.N. has never attempted to establish a baseline of natural climate variability because it does not conform to their political agenda..

    • Brin Jenkins

      C02 being released is an effect of heating, an explanation of its mechanism in the claim its a driving force is overdue, non viable and esoteric theories relying on particle physics are all they seem to have.

      • J T

        Oh, it’s worse than that. Brain-dead bloviations by brats schooled in bullsht brings a better…………description…

    • J T

      Yes.

  • Common Sense

    I like his credentials!! Time to stop this political fallacy know as climate change!!