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Trump’s Pick for EPA Has a History of Fighting the Agency

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Pruitt, a Republican, led the charge in the states’ fight against what he considers an overreach by the EPA on issues including the Clean Power Plan, which aims to combat global warming; the Waters of the United States rule, which aims to protect wetlands and waterways; and the Renewable Fuel Standard, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

He has publicly expressed skepticism about climate change science, and supports the notion that the debate is “far from settled.”

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