Who Makes Policy Campaign 2016 Edition

It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I don’t feel fine)

So after someone whispered in Trump’s ear that he can not just dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), he went ahead and hired a climate denier to head the agency, well played sir.  Scott Pruitt, who currently serves as the attorney general of Oklahoma is notorious for coordinating cases against federal agencies and has even set up a “federalism unit” in order to address perceived federal overreach. One of the many cases that this “federalism unit” is currently pursuing is the 28-state lawsuit against the Obama administration over climate change regulations. It seems that there should be some rule in place to not allow a fervent climate denier and coal-industry supporter to this position, sort of how the court systems don’t allow those who have can’t maintain objectivity to be part of a jury. America is the defendant here and it seems like we will not be winning this case. More on this from the NY Times.

Author: Tami Theodore


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