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The interview one of only a few granted by Pruitt to a mainstream media outlet in recent months focused largely on his proposal last week to scrap the Clean Power Plan, a set of Obama era regulations aimed at reducing carbon emissions from electrical utilities. Pruitt has served as the speartip of President Donald Trump’s deregulatory agenda, helping to eliminate or review most of the 52 environmental rules the administration has tackled since taking office.

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The Supreme Court decided in February 2016 to intervene to halt the implementation of the Clean Power Plan following what the Obama EPA called “extraordinary and unprecedented” requests for a stay. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously refused to grant a stay a month earlier. The Supreme Court’s five conservative justices questioned whether that was the case and therefore temporarily blocked the Clean Power Plan but did not rule as to whether that interpretation is wrong. Repealing the Clean Power Plan before this question can be settled is a procedural decision that demonstrates Pruitt’s belief that the rule is not constitutional and so must be eliminated, but the court simply ruled that the legality had yet to be determined.

4. The creation of the endangerment finding “happened in months this agency doesn’t build a record within months with canada goose outlet woodbury respect to these kinds of issues.”

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6. A red team, blue team debate on climate change will foster a “robust, meaningful discussion.”

Canada Goose sale The science behind human caused global warming is largely settled, despite what so called skeptics like Pruitt argue. Only 3 percent of peer reviewed scientists have found that climate change is either not a risk or not exacerbated by humans. And a research review published last November found flaws in canada goose outlet vancouver the methodologies, assumptions or analyses used in those studies that, when corrected, put their findings in line with the 97 percent of scientists who say climate change is a major, manmade threat. Canada Goose sale

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Yet the premise here is based on the idea that the peer reviewed process that every major scientific paper on climate change has already gone through is canada goose outlet toronto address somehow flawed. National Academy of Sciences canada goose victoria parka outlet atmospheric scientist Benjamin Santer, MIT atmospheric science professor Kerry Emanuel and Harvard history of science professor Naomi Oreskes.

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In August, 16 states sued the EPA to stop Pruitt from delaying the implementation of a smog rule. Last week, hours after Pruitt announced his proposal to scrap the Clean Power Plan, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he’d sue to defend the regulations against the Trump administration’s “persistent and indefensible denial of climate change.” Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey also said she would sue. On Friday, Trump forced Pruitt to backtrack on proposed changes to canada goose outlet factory the nation’s biofuels policy after lawmakers in corn states such as Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois protested over concerns that the new rules would hurt demand for ethanol.

Yet the real bogus claim here is that the Obama administration didn’t engage with the states affected by its regulations.

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