In a CNBC interview earlier today, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt denied that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to climate change.
In response, Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen issued the following statement:
“The EPA’s new Administrator of Climate Denial is at it again—taking his marching orders from corporate polluters and turning a deliberately blind eye to the basic facts of climate change. To serve the interests of his fossil fuel patrons, Scott Pruitt has demonstrated a fundamental disregard for the truth that makes him utterly unfit to lead the EPA, and we will continue fighting tooth and nail to hold him accountable in courtrooms across the country.”
Rob Friedlander, Earthjustice, (202) 797-5249
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