They’re claiming the academic scientists and doctors are biased and then replacing them with industry representatives. The hypocrisy is kind of stunning.
Revoking the endangerment finding would make it easier for President Trump to undo his predecessor’s legacy on climate change…
When the Clean Power Plan was proposed, the EPA held hearings in every corner of the country. To gut these lifesaving standards with as little transparency as possible, Scott Pruitt wants to hold a single hearing in West Virginia.
“Denying the science and fabricating the math may satisfy the agency’s paperwork requirements, but doing so will not satisfy the requirements of the law, nor will it slow the increase in frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, the inexorable rise in sea levels, or the other dire effects of global warming that our planet is already experiencing.”
“I think this is fundamentally a dumb idea. It’s like a red team-blue team exercise about whether gravity exists.”
– Andrew Dessler, a professor of atmospheric science at Texas A&M University, on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s plan for a “red team, blue team” approach to climate science. Read more.