For those who voted for Donald Trump his choice of EPA chief is a sign that his campaign was more than just rhetorical, more than just the typical promise and forget politics we have all gotten used to.
For those who voted against Trump his choice of EPA chief is a sign that the dark demons of Tartarus are rising to consume us all.
Just what makes Scott Pruitt so horrible? He doesn’t believe that humans are the cause of global warming, he wants to shrink the size and power of the EPA, allow more drilling for oil, and help businesses by reducing costly regulations. In other words he’s a capitalist.
For me, all of these changes most certainly sound like they are for the best. If the climate is getting warmer it’s not because of anything mankind is doing. It’s part of the natural normal cycle of the earth and sun. It’s happened before and it will happen again, and in between there will be the ice age just as we all know there was in the past. Affordable oil will make this country run, make prices go down on all goods, put more money in the pocket of the individual that they no longer have to dump into the gas tank, and create jobs as more drilling and refining takes place. Reducing the cost of oil in America is the #1 thing that can be done to boost the economy. Just watch, as oil prices fall, our economic situation will soar. Right now the EPA is the only one dumping toxic sludge into our waterways. It’s about time they get under control. Let congress do their job and force them to actually vote on any and all regulations. Regulations are, after all, laws and it’s the job of congress to pass the laws not some bureaucrat.
Pruitt is the top prosecutor for Oklahoma, which has extensive oil reserves, and has challenged the EPA multiple times since, including in a pending lawsuit to throw out the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.