EPA Head Scott Pruitt PERSONALLY Ordered Removal Of Climate Change From Agency Material

According to recently-uncovered emails, Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, personally ordered the removal of the phrase “climate change” from the agency’s materials. This proves that the move was not simply a change in policy by the agency, but that it was a political directive given by a man who should be removed from office. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
 
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Since the very early days of the Trump Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency has been working around the clock to purge the phrase, climate change from their websites and materials at the agency. They’ve also been attempting to undermine climate science, to delete climate science from their website and delete webpages devoted to climate change, climate science, and all of the horrible things that are happening to the planet.

Well, we found out this week, by a Freedom of Information Act request by the Environmental Defense Fund, that those actions to get rid of climate change, get rid of climate science were personally directed by EPA Director, Scott Pruitt. The head of the agency is the one who made the decision to get rid of climate change from their websites. Why? Not because he doesn’t necessarily think that it’s happening, he probably doesn’t I assume, but that it’s bad for the oil industry. It’s bad for the fossil fuel industry. So we have to get this off of our official website because I owe my career to those assholes who helped me win my first job back in Oklahoma. That’s what’s happening at the EPA today. Scott Pruitt claims that he did this out of some you know, just science changes, we gotta change our policy and our wording, that’s why we’re taking this off. But he actually did it because he has a political agenda. He has politicized the entire office of the EPA to benefit the fossil fuel industry. That’s what’s happening.

So this week, Scott Pruitt had to testify in front of the Senate about travel he made, that was not related to work but he billed the taxpayers for it. They’re asking him about the climate change issue and why he’s taking it off their website, but since Republicans control the Senate, we’re not gonna get any real answers, we’re not gonna get any real action. But here is the thing, Scott Pruitt is a political hack. He is an industry hack and he does not deserve to be in charge of environment policy for the entire United States. He does not want to address climate change, he doesn’t even want to acknowledge that it’s real, he doesn’t want people to know that it’s happening, he doesn’t want people to be able to go to his agency’s website and find information.

That is not the kind of person that we need running this agency, but it is exactly the kind of person that we should’ve expected Donald Trump was gonna put into power. Because this is a guy who cares more about industry profits, more about appeasing Donald Trump, than he does about actually enforcing the laws of his agency, that the Supreme Court tells us he’s legally required to enforce. With any luck, within the next few months, Scott Pruitt will be removed from office. Not that we’re gonna get anybody better than him, but at this point, I don’t think we could get anybody worse than Scott Pruitt at the head of the EPA.

Comments

  1. So…do these cavemen think that just because they erase climate change it stops it? Or people from knowing it is happening? So sad, these evil oil people

  2. Making this moron and all ignorant morons like him head of the EPA should be illegal period… isn't this conflict of interest or something? Just like everything else in the Trump administration this just feels disgustingly wrong…. all you idiots out there who believe there is no such thing as the climate-changing you're only gonna end up hurting your children and grandchildren for generations to come suck on that for a while….

  3. Is there anything worse than a person who is willing to destroy the planet and everything on it…. for profits…. no matter the consequences?

  4. this actually pisses me off… why cant trump and his swamp, seriously die in a plane crash or something?? evil deserves death. simple as that.

  5. He should be brought up on dereliction of Duty charges for not fallowing the mandate of the EPA by not protecting our environment and fired from his position as EPA cabinet head register and vote for better than this we deserve better than this

  6. Climate Deniers… You keep saying you got Science to back this shit up, why then are your top guys not presenting their work to Congress right now? Instead you are deleting the other side's data. Cheaters. Literally as bad as what's his face that broke Kerrigan's leg.

  7. Our government has favored extremely wealthy individuals since the inception of our constitution. 90 percent of these laws are for profit gains. The remaining 10 percent are in place to keep the masses from rioting in the streets and overthrowing the power. In 2018 we have reached a point where the Republican controlled agenda doesn't even care about our resistance. They would applaud riots in the streets. They would encourage unrest. By use of their powerful propaganda and division they WILL be allowed to suppress us through military force. That day is just around the corner. And soon our society will collapse and the rest of the world will follow.

  8. The American people are no longer being represented by our government. We now live in a rouge state and the ones who voted them into power are too illiterate, racist, selfish and brain washed to have this important citizens right of decision. Scott Pruitt is our enemy. The EPA has now become our enemy. The illiterate voters are also our enemies. The whole process of elections and voting power has become a complete criminal activity. We are the victims and they are the perpetrators. And unfortunately if this continues into the next election cycle, our powers and rights will become so diminished that the only thing left for us to do is a complete 'forceful' change followed by a collapse. I would rather be living in a world of Anarchy. A world of equalized humanitarian rights along with compassionate thought and action than in a world of denial and unfairness. Bring it on!

  9. WAKE UP AMERICA! Corporations, the top 1% and your corrupt politicians are fucking you up the ass on the world stage for everyone to see. Who is going to foot the bill for their actions that only benefit them? 83 cents in every Dollar goes to them, and they pay little or no tax so you figure it out! It's not only about money, your health and that of your children and your children's children will suffer for generations to come. The Environmental Protection Agency needs a new name under Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Pollution Agency would be more accurate.

  10. The narcissists minions will toil & task to please their king at whose feet they lay their dignity & integrity. All hail the golden child while Trump Force One ( Miller's definition, sure as fuck isn't mine ) is loaded up with another 20,000 gals of fuel to escape to the Mar-a-Lago kingdom of delusional grandeur. Remember..he said the White house is a dump. Narcissist always always always figure out a way to make you pay for their wishes.

  11. As we've seen with recent hurricanes, your country isn't afraid of them because you have guns, (yes, idiots were shooting at it)and as backup, many of you pray them away. Nope, this is simply one more effect, caused by political donations. The fossil fuel industry owns America, every bit as much as Putin does. I know Trump has shares in Exxon, but probably has coal shares, by the way he acts. That campaign finance law has to be revised or this will always happen.

  12. Does the orange administration actually think that the American people are so stupid that we will forget about climate change if they forbid discussion? The affects of climate change are all around us and people are becoming more aware of it every day. I will be very curious to see what this year's hurricane season brings us.

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