Scott Pruitt wants to end Obama’s “war on coal.” But Americans care about climate change, worry how it will affect their lives, and think the Clean Power Act was a pretty great idea.
Conway had taken flights with Tom Price, who resigned as Health and Human Services secretary amid reports on the subject.
The Associated Press' retorted that the EPA was not on site at toxic chemical dumps around Houston, Texas.
Environmentalists must ensure that Trump’s agencies follow proper legal procedures before suspending or revoking these regulations.
As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt unsuccessfully sued to kill the rule, which he has called “the greatest blow to private property rights the modern era has seen.”
Three White House officials evade the question of whether Trump believes in climate change.
Lawyers for the Sierra Club asked the EPA to check whether Pruitt violated policy by saying, "I would not agree that [carbon is] a primary contributor to the global warming that we see."
Efforts to combat climate change go back to Nixon and the EPA's creation and have been ongoing in the decades since.
The night after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt gave his first speech to the agency, a group of scientists decided to check the veracity of his speech—and left him comments.
The nomination of Pruitt, who sued the EPA more than a dozen times on behalf of his oil-producing state and has doubted the science of climate change, sparked widespread concern in progressive circles, and has upset many former and current agency employees.
The Oklahoma attorney general has filed or joined some two dozen lawsuits intending to block environmental regulations.
Trump’s EPA pick Scott Pruitt is in the pocket of the fossil fuel industry.