President Trump said he signed his executive order to undo Obama's Clean Power Plan so he could end the "war on coal" and bring back jobs. But all his action has done, say a range of New York elected officials and environmental activists, is endanger the health and well-being of millions of Americans.
As Oklahoma’s attorney general, in 13 of his 14 lawsuits against the EPA, Scott Pruitt reportedly joined corporations and trade associations that had given generously to his political campaign. In his Senate testimony, he was confronted with a letter that he sent against the EPA that was almost entirely copied from a legal memo crafted by well-funded opponents of environmental regulation. He smiled.
"We have to capitalize on our potential to be a leader in the transition to a cleaner, greener economy."
“A reduction of that air pollution is going to have a profound effect on health."