Weasel Wednesday

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt insisted his job was not to “put up fences” to prohibit industries from exploiting natural resources, and he refused to be pinned down on the agency’s future direction on clean air and climate change at a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

Appearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Pruitt also deflected his critics’ attempts to embarrass him, including over a 2016 radio interview in which he mused that then-candidate Donald Trump was a “bully” who would be “more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama.”

Pruitt said he didn’t recall the radio interview, which was recorded. It was conducted in February 2016, when he was Oklahoma’s attorney general and Trump was an early dark horse in the GOP primary fight.

And on issues of current policy debate, Pruitt offered no definitive answers or timelines, including on whether he would maintain EPA’s landmark endangerment finding on greenhouse gases, allow California to keep tough vehicle emissions standards, or stage a “red team, blue team” exercise on climate science.

At this first oversight hearing in the Senate since his confirmation, Pruitt defended with aplomb his efforts to ease the burden on industry.

@ ICN

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13 Responses to Weasel Wednesday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    A tiny patch of blue sky to the north.

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  2. Den says:

    Brain failure is the main requirement to be a trumpie, loss of empathy, compassion, and logical thinking, all missing. Pruitt has all those bad qualities in addition to blatant ass-kisser.

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  3. Micki says:

    Amtrak and Republicans are taking it on the chin.

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  4. Micki says:

    I didn’t watch. Not even any clips. But, just read that in a CBS News Poll, 75% of viewers said they felt positive about the SOTU address. CNN Snap Poll claimed 70% of viewers felt positive.

    There you go…..!

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    The sun came out so TVD bridge and return but it took 48 minutes today. Some birds in the distance.

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  6. Den says:

    Time to saw some logs:

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