Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Denialist, to Lead E.P.A. By Coral davenport and eric lipton

  • Summary of Article: The President-elect Donald J Trump has selected Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Pruitt is a huge critic of President Obama's efforts in climate change. Mr. Trump and Mr. Pruitt agree that they need to "roll back" the progress President Obama has made and bring back the coal industry. Many people are furious with this selection; Head of the Environmental Working Group, Ken Cook said "It's a safe assumption that Pruitt could be the most hostile E.P.A administrator toward clean air and safe drinking water in history". Scott Pruitt is a republican attorney general for Oklahoma who supports the fossil fuel industry largely.

Trump has been a strong critic of the Environmental Protection Agency and wants to bring back the coal industry. As cited, he has called global warming a ¨hoax by the Chinese¨

Analysis of Article: The content of this article is noteworthy because Donald Trump is a strong advocate for the coal industry. “During the campaign, Mr. Trump regularly threatened to dismantle the E.P.A. and roll back many of the gains made to reduce Americans’ exposures to industrial pollution, and with Pruitt, the president-elect would make good on those threats,” said Ken Cook, head of the Environmental Working Group. These are the plans that Donald Trump plans to initiate during office and hopes that Scott Pruitt can help enforce these.

Scott Pruitt, Donald Trumps newest pick for the Environmental Protection Agency.

My "Big Takeaway": Many think that moving away from efforts to get rid of climate change is an issue. Using Eco-friendly habits can save the environment from fossil fuels, gas emissions and other junk that is in the atmosphere that shouldn't be. Most of the american people have been supportive in efforts to use environmental friendly practices. Going back in the other direction may hurt what Obama has worked for. Only time will tell in the next months and years.

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