Ad Attacks Trump’s EPA Pick For Encouraging Scientific Debate [VIDEO]

Scott Pruitt

Environmentalists have put out a new ad campaign attacking President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for “encouraging debate” among scientists about the “degree and extent” of global warming.

“He believes debate should be encouraged about the truth of climate science,” says a recent ad attacking Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt funded by the political arm of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

The ad is referring to a March 2016 National Review article Pruitt co-authored with Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, arguing against an effort by Democratic states attorneys general investigating Exxon and right-wing think tanks and scientists accused of trying to cover up global warming science.

“Scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind. That debate should be encouraged — in classrooms, public forums, and the halls of Congress,” Pruitt and Strange wrote.

“It should not be silenced with threats of prosecution. Dissent is not a crime,” the two AGs wrote.

Apparently, encouraging scientific debate is not something environmentalists want when it comes to climate science.

EDF, an environmental group, goes on to claim “applying Pruitt’s radical views of federalism to the EPA would gut the agency’s long-standing bipartisan mandate to ensure basic protections for clean air and clean water nationwide.”

EDF says they’ve never opposed a candidate for EPA, but says Pruitt is “so dangerous” they felt compelled to publicly oppose him.

Clean Air Moms Action, a project of EDF, also launched a massive ad campaign opposed Pruitt’s nomination to head EPA, specifically focusing on his opposition to the agency’s $10 billion mercury regulation.

The Senate will hold Pruitt’s confirmation hearing Wednesday, and he’s expected to get a positive vote from the Committee on Environment and Public Works — but not without resistance from Democrats.

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    The Republicans could have put forward Elmer FUDD for the EPA it wouldn’t matter because almost anyone other than a green lobbyist is going to see how completely
    dysfunctional the EPA is . The loudest whining of all appointments is going to be over their sacred cash cow the EPA . Nothing else will come close .
    Their feigned indignation and political puffery will have them turning purple .
    A $$Trillion dollar con-game is at stake and Democrat bag-men know it .
    No other appointment will have the bought and paid for MSM howling more than
    the EPA because the complete scam they have been lying to the public about for years
    is now going to be exposed for what it is .
    Mr . Pruitt is an excellent choice because he already knows what crooks he is up against . Good luck Mr. Pruitt !

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