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Trump’s EPA pick Pruitt: Human role in climate change ‘subject to continuing debate’

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Wednesday that climate change is real, but he is skeptical of the degree to which humans contribute. The position outlined by Scott Pruitt, the current Republican attorney general of Oklahoma, goes farther than Trump’s previously stated position that climate change is a “hoax.” […]

U.S. Senate Panel Grills Trump’s EPA Pick Over Energy Ties

Democratic Senators quizzed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, over his energy industry ties during a contentious confirmation hearing on Wednesday that was briefly interrupted by protesters. Pruitt, 48, is a climate change skeptic who sued the agency he intends to run more than a dozen […]

Trump EPA Pick’s Confirmation Hearing Went Exactly As You’d Expect

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s Senate confirmation hearing went almost exactly as expected. Republicans voiced their support for Pruitt’s nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Trump administration, while Democrats grilled Pruitt on issues ranging from his campaign donations from energy companies to his views on global warming. Throughout the hearing, though, […]