Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma State Attorney General, is appearing before the Senate as Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A known climate change skeptic, Pruitt disagreed with the oft-used and debunked liberal narrative that an overwhelming majority of scientists agree on the human effects on climate change.
CNN highlighted his skepticism, and paid little attention to his plan to let states dictate environmental policy, not the EPA, and how “rule of law” should return to the EPA’s culture:
Pruitt said the EPA serves a critical mission and detailed how the agency under his leadership would take a dramatically different approach than under President Barack Obama. He accused the agency under Obama of flouting congressional rules and ignoring the desires of states.Pruitt said “rule of law matters” and that as EPA director he would “follow the law” and regulations set out by Congress, a suggestion that the current leadership has not done that.