Donald Trump has recently picked Scott Pruitt to head the EPA during his presidency. The man that Trump has picked to lead an organization aimed at protecting mother earth is one of the largest proponents of an industry that does the opposite.
Scott Pruitt is the attorney general of Oklahoma, and has filed multiple lawsuits against the EPA, and is one of the key players in the fossil fuels industry. Rolling Stone quotes Pruitt as “Big Oil’s Lackey.” In addition to the shoddy political climate we have been experiencing over the past month, an imminent threat to our environment looms with this appointment.
Pruitt is also a climate change skeptic that believes the scientific evidence of environmental threats due to fossil fuels are folly. The Environmental Protection Agency is charged with keeping Big Oil and Big Coal out of the government and keeping forward motion to a world of clean energy.
This clearly poses a serious threat to our environment over the next four years.