Tuesday, March 28, 2017

More ructions in Trump's EPA squad.

As a follow-up to my previous post on the storming out of David Schnare, there is a new article in Politico suggesting that more red guards are unhappy with their appointed one. It seems the "endangerment finding" is less endangered than we thought.
But Pruitt, with the backing of several White House aides, argued in closed-door meetings that the legal hurdles to overturning the finding were massive, and the administration would be setting itself up for a lengthy court battle.

A cadre of conservative climate skeptics are fuming about the decision — expressing their concern to Trump administration officials and arguing Pruitt is setting himself up to run for governor or the Senate. They hope the White House, perhaps senior adviser Stephen Bannon, will intervene and encourage the president to overturn the endangerment finding.

1 comment:

  1. Tangent: Maine bill would protect climate deniers


    From the article:
    "There was going to be a joke here about solid scientific views supported by overwhelming evidence not really needing protection, but then it struck me that a joke like that would have been a lot funnier a few months ago."