Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Scott Pruitt’s Top Five Fibs on Obama’s Climate Rules

As Trump prepares to issue a memorandum spelling out an agenda favoring coal and other fossil fuels, the EPA chief has been test-driving some questionable judgments.

Scott Pruitt (Credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images) Click to Enlarge.
Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has for weeks been developing his arguments for the Trump Administration's climate-policy rollback.  There will be more to come with the release on Tuesday of a long-promised executive order from the White House aimed at undermining Obama-era action on climate change.

Pruitt's recent denial of mainstream climate science was not his only false note.  In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, he made several pronouncements that don't stand up well to scrutiny.

Here are five of them:

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