What is the history of California's emissions policies? How does Pruitt's past challenging EPA's so-called overreach align with his answers on the Hill yesterday? Adrian Martinez, staff attorney at Earthjustice, is a guest on AirTalk.
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Sarah Saylor, Senior Legislative Representative, Earthjustice: “It’s not clear in my view that Pruitt really respects or would take the role of administrator of EPA to be as protective of public health as it historically has been or has been intended to be.”
Drew Caputo, Vice President of Litigation for Lands, Oceans, and Wildlife, discusses how Earthjustice and the environmental community at large is responding to the anti-environmental threats of the incoming Trump administration.
Trip Van Noppen, President, Earthjustice: “His ties to the fossil fuel industry are so pervasive. That is certainly different than what Trump campaigned on with his ‘drain the swamp’ slogan.”
Drew Caputo, Vice President of Litigation for Lands, Oceans, and Wildlife: "He has cast dozens of environmental votes, and the overwhelming majority of them are bad for the environment ... But there are pieces of his record that give hope for the environment."
Martin Hayden, Vice President of Policy & Legislation: “His actions have all been about stopping action on climate change. His actions will be about undoing action in climate change.”