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  • "Donald Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Ally of Fossil Fuel Industry, to Lead E.P.A."

    Poor Coral... She was probably sobbing as she wrote this...
    Donald Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Ally of Fossil Fuel Industry, to Lead E.P.A.

    By CORAL DAVENPORT DEC. 7, 2016


    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, a transition official said, signaling Mr. Trump’s determination to dismantle President Obama’s efforts to counter climate change.

    Mr. Pruitt, a Republican, has been a key architect of the legal battle against Mr. Obama’s climate change policies, actions that fit with the president-elect’s comments during the campaign. Mr. Trump has criticized the established science of human-caused global warming as a hoax, vowed to “cancel” the Paris accord committing nearly every nation to taking action to fight climate change, and attacked Mr. Obama’s signature global warming policy, the Clean Power Plan, as a “war on coal.”

    [...]

    As Oklahoma’s top law enforcement official, Mr. Pruitt has fought environmental regulations — particularly the climate change rules. Although Mr. Obama’s rules were not completed until 2015, Mr. Pruitt was one of a handful of attorneys general, along with Greg Abbott of Texas, who began planning as early as 2014 for a coordinated legal effort to fight them. That resulted in a 28-state lawsuit against the administration’s rules. A decision on the case is pending in a federal court, but it is widely expected to advance to the Supreme Court.

    As Mr. Pruitt has sought to use legal tools to fight environmental regulations on the oil and gas companies that are a major part of his state’s economy, he has also worked with those companies.

    [...]

    Industries that Mr. Pruitt regulates have also joined him as plaintiffs in court challenges, a departure from the usual role of the state attorney general, who traditionally sues companies to force compliance with state law.

    [...]

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/us...rump.html?_r=0

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  • #2
    Meanwhile, at the EPA, all the environmental do-gooders react to this announcement...



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    • #3
      Read that this morning, good deal, I hope this guy starts reining in some of the out of control Loons in that department.
      Trying hard to be the Man, that my Dog believes I am!

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      • #4
        He can start by taking away their weapons. The EPA has no valid reason to go armed.
        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
          He can start by taking away their weapons. The EPA has no valid reason to go armed.
          And just how do you expect them to shoot themselves in the foot if you do that?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
            And just how do you expect them to shoot themselves in the foot if you do that?
            We will allow them to maintain a small selection of Trapdoor Springfields in an armory for the sole purpose of shooting their feet....
            Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
              He can start by taking away their weapons. The EPA has no valid reason to go armed.
              Remember when they raided a tiny Alaskan mining town in assault vehicles and full body armor because they suspect water pollution?

              http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013...divisions.html

              The EPA spends $75Million a year to play wannabe Spec Ops:

              http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015...assault-ships/
              Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

              Prayers.

              BoRG

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              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PtsX_Z3CMU

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