Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist focuses on why Washington’s green political machine wants to oust Scott Pruitt, EPA administrator, supposedly for grave ethics offenses.
After Donald Trump, the individual in DC with the biggest target on his back is Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. When he was attorney general of Oklahoma, he sued the EPA more than a dozen times to get the powerful regulatory agency to stay within its legal authority. His nomination was deeply concerning to radical environmentalists inside and outside the media. As a result, he and his team have been under a microscope since even before his confirmation in early 2017…
But unlike so many Republican politicians in the world today, Pruitt has not been deterred. He worked to scrap Obama administration regulations that exceeded EPA authority and harmed the coal industry. He rescinded confusing and contradictory water rules that hurt farmers and ranchers. He shepherded the U.S. departure from the uneven and horribly negotiated Paris climate accord. He is demanding scientific rigor for agency work.
Scott Pruitt, perhaps underestimating the animus against him, should have protected himself better against even minor claims of misbehavior, notes the WSJ. “But when you examine the charges, minor is the right word.”
In an interview, Mr. Pruitt claims the media have not given Americans the true story.