President-elect Donald Trump continues to make news with his announcements for positions within his administration. One confirmation battle to watch is that of current Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt selected by Trump as the new administrator for the EPA—the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Washington Post made the case against Pruitt in their editorial titled: “A man who rejects settled science on climate change should not lead the EPA.”
They cite a statement in an article made by Pruitt in National Review back in May when he wrote that debate on climate change is “far from settled.” He also said that “debate should be encouraged.”
It was a carefully-worded statement. Pruitt does not deny that there is a human impact on the climate. He doesn’t deny what’s called now the reality of climate change. He says that the debate is not settled and the degree and the extent of global warming is not yet fully known.
Scott Pruitt ought to be confirmed … and yes: the debate over climate ought to be encouraged.