With Trump now president of the United States, along follows his cabinet. As Trump is a denier of climate change, in his opinion being "a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese", his cabinet reflects his opinion of the environment. With that being said, the new leader of the EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, is Oklahoma attorney general and fossil fuel industry ally, Scott Pruitt. Pruitt has found himself to be against all the major actions which Obama has done during his presidency to help the environment. Pruitt vows to get rid The Clean Power Act as it has been hurting the coal industry. He also plans to cancel The Paris Treaty, which almost all nations have signed. Pruitt believes in state rights and less governmental control, meaning he will no longer enforce the EPA's rules and will allow states to do whatever they want, even if it harms the environment. Pruitt had sued the EPA because its strict laws were causing economic hardship to energy resources in Oklahoma and other southern states. It is known during Pruitt's rule over the EPA, he will be working will oil and gas companies, the very opposite of what EPA stands for.
This article is important as it shows the dangerous power Pruitt now holds. Pruitt has the ability to completely harm our environment. With his ruling against much of the EPA's rules, there is a future of unclean air and water, along with an unhealthy environment. It is important for the people of America to stand up and go against the Pruitt to the best we can.