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The U.S. wholesale jerseys Senate confirmed Oklahoma cheap hockey jerseys Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. The new EPA cheap jerseys administrator was cheap jerseys approved on a vote of 52-46 after cheap jerseys nfl a contentious confirmation fight that focused on Pruitt’s ties with the fossil fuel industry and past opposition to federal environmental regulations. Pruitt sued the agency he will now lead more than a dozen times as Oklahoma’s top lawyer.

We are anxious to see the type of regulatory agenda he will push regarding fossil fuel energy production!

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  1. Angel Velez Chong
    Angel Velez Chong says:

    New Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt addressed EPA staff and the media last Tuesday February 21, and in a speech lasting less than 15 minutes, he spoke mostly about protecting jobs, industry and “the marketplace” and oh yeah, the environment, too.
    Pruitt began laying out his vision and principles for running the agency by sharing a story of how the founding fathers once sat down together to work out a compromise that would lead to moving the nation’s capitol from New York to the shores of the Potomac. He used the historical anecdote as a metaphor for how he will seek dialogue and compromise to address issues and problem solving related to “our environment and natural resources.”

    To be clear, in this context Pruitt is clearly referring to the industries that extract natural resources like oil and gas to bring them to market.
    Pruitt sounds like a nice, reasonable guy in his remarks to be sure, but he’s laying out a vision that already undercuts the very mission and long-term objectives of the agency he now leads.

    Source: Forbes webpage. February 24, 2017. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2017/02/21/scott-pruitt-lays-out-a-vision-for-the-epa-that-contradicts-the-mission-of-the-epa/#653af7b42d22

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  2. Angel Velez Chong
    Angel Velez Chong says:

    Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said on March 9 that carbon dioxide was not a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with the established scientific consensus on climate change. “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so, no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see”, mentioned.
    Mr. Pruitt’s statement contradicts decades of research and analysis by international scientific institutions and federal agencies, including the E.P.A. His remarks may also put him in conflict with laws and regulations that the E.P.A. is charged with enforcing.

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