Andrew Wheeler has to be challenged every step of the way to stop his pro-fossil fuel, pro-Trump agenda at the Environmental Protection Agency.
How much longer will Trump hang on to Scott Pruitt – his ideological climate-denying, fossil fuel-loving, crony promoting, whistle-blower bashing, blundering, big spending, security-paranoid buddy?
“Pruitt’s move to repeal the Clean Power Plan shouldn’t come as any surprise. He’s repeatedly partnered with fossil fuel companies to sue the EPA for regulating the industry’s air, water, and climate pollution. This kind of cronyism is exactly what happens when government agencies are captured by the corporations they’re supposed to oversee.”
“The Trump Administration claims that it supports clean air and water, but its proposed FY 2018 Budget tells another story.”
As the White House prepares to announce its first full budget later today, as predicted the Environmental Protection Agency and other measures to protect the nation’s air, water and health, are firmly in Trump’s sights.
“The arsonist is now in charge of the fire department, and he seems happy to let the climate crisis burn out of control”.
Later today, Donald Trump will make his first address to Congress, where he is expected to outline an “historic increase in defence spending” at the expense of foreign aid and environmental protection programmes.
Hundreds of current and former staff at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are urging Congress to reject current Oklahoma Attorney General, Scott Pruitt, from becoming the head of the Agency.
Later today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) will grill the latest climate denier to be offered a job in the Trump Administration. Scott Pruitt, the current Oklahoma Attorney General and long-term critic of the US Environmental Protection Agency, stands to become the Head of the EPA.
It is widely accepted that people give money to politicians to curry favour and buy influence. So there will be no surprises that there are smug smiles on the faces of the oil and coal barons this week as the people they pay, the Republicans, begin their assault on climate legislation and environmental protection. As … Read More