Trump’s just-named EPA chief is a climate change denier

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It almost sounds like farce, except it’s true: President-elect Donald Trump has tapped a climate-change denier to run the federal agency in charge of reducing the nation’s planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.

Trump on Wednesday nominated Scott Pruitt, the Republican attorney general in oil-rich Oklahoma, to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Trump transition officials told reporters.

Pruitt has a long record of suing the agency he has been nominated to lead, including opposing the agency’s Clean Power Plan, which seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.  Read more…

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