Environmentalists Outraged Over Trump’s EPA Choice

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In this Thursday, March 10, 2016 photo, Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma Attorney General, gestures as he speaks during an interview in Oklahoma City. The board that governs Oklahoma’s prison system has put off approving new execution procedures, ensuring at least a two-year delay in lethal injections in a state that once had one of the busiest death chambers in the country, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Environmentalists are outraged over President-elect’s pick of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt — a known climate change skeptic — to head up the Environmental Protection Agency.  Trump says Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt will restore the EPA’s “essential mission” of keeping the air and water clean and safe while ensuring the agency doesn’t spend tax money on what Trump calls an “out of control, anti-energy agenda.”

After word broke of the expected pick, environmental groups took a strong stand against Pruitt, describing him as a puppet of polluters.

Kim Lampkins spoke with Felicia Davis, one of the country’s leading African-American advocates for climate change awareness. Davis is director of the Building Green Initiative, based at Clark Atlanta University.

In this Thursday, March 10, 2016 photo, Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma Attorney General, gestures as he speaks during an interview in Oklahoma City. The board that governs Oklahoma's prison system has put off approving new execution procedures, ensuring at least a two-year delay in lethal injections in a state that once had one of the busiest death chambers in the country, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)


In reaction to Trump’s pick, renown environmental activist Eric Brockovich tweeted:

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