Friday, August 25, 2017

Quote of the Day (Jeff Goodell, on the EPA’s Appalling Scott Pruitt)

"There are plenty of other reasons [besides helping to junk the Paris climate change accord] to be appalled by {Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott] Pruitt. He is destroying the mission of the EPA. He is pushing policies that will make poor people poorer and rich people richer. And he is quite literally putting his own political career above the welfare of tens of thousands of people. While the air quality in many parts of America has gotten better in recent decades, air pollution still causes more than 200,000 premature deaths a year; even small increases in pollution mean more deaths. ‘He is sacrificing the health and welfare of children in order to give industry a few years of regulatory relief,’ says Jeff Carter, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility.”— Jeff Goodell, “Scott Pruitt's Crimes Against Nature,” Rolling Stone, Aug. 10, 2017

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