In the latest round of disappointing but expected news, Scott Pruitt was confirmed as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
As if this shit show of an administration couldn’t get any worse.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 18: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Capitol Hill January 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. Pruitt is expected to face tough questioning about his stance on climate change and ties to the oil and gas industry. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
Scott Pruitt used his position as Oklahoma’s attorney general to repeatedly sue the Environmental Protection Agency for its efforts to regulate mercury, smog and other forms of pollution, and on Friday, he was sworn in as the agency’s new leader, bringing into question the future of the EPA under Trump’s administration.
Source: Scott Pruitt, Who Opposed the EPA Every Chance He Got, Has Been Confirmed as the Agency’s New Leader