Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt suggested Tuesday that climate change could benefit humans, despite scientific evidence to the contrary.
An audit that uncovered an alleged conspiracy against the state involving public officials was shown to those officials by then-Attorney General Scott Pruitt in 2014, before Pruitt declined to file charges and prior to Pruitt’s unusual decision to not release the audit.
The Trump cabinet contains more public climate science deniers than any administration in modern history.
According to an analysis by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, at a full meeting of President Donald Trump’s cabinet, more than half the room denies the reality of climate science.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was personally involved in the purging of information from the agency’s website in the early months of the Trump administration, according to documents obtained by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).
Beyond its attack on protections against the dangers of fossil fuel extractions, the Trump pro-polluter strategy includes a far broader assault on the laws and safeguards designed to limit pollution, support a clean energy economy, and protect public health and the environment. Trump’s Office of Management and Budget is overseeing a government-wide effort to deregulate industry pursuant to Trump’s Executive Order 13777, which requires each agency to establish a task force to identify regulations to eliminate.