Foxes in charge of all the henhouses

Some reactions to the nomination of Scott Pruitt to run the EPA, seen on Facebook:

Bernie Sanders:

When climate change is the great threat to our planet, it is dangerous that Mr. Trump has nominated Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. Mr. Pruitt’s is not only climate change denier, but also someone who has worked with the fossil fuel industry to actually make this country more dependent on fossil fuels.

Robert Reich:

Pruitt is well positioned to help Trump dismantle the E.P.A. altogether. Like Trump, Pruitt doesn’t believe the federal government has a role in setting environmental policy.

Trump will be nominating the most radical right-wing cabinet in American history — including an EPA administrator who doesn’t believe in regulating the environment, an Attorney General who doesn’t believe in the Voting Rights Act, a Secretary of Education who doesn’t believe in public education, a Secretary of Housing and Urban Development who doesn’t believe in the Fair Housing Act, and a Secretary of Health and Human Services who doesn’t believe in public health insurance.

And then there’s Trump himself, who doesn’t believe in anything except himself.

If you’re not yet motivated to become part of the Peaceful Resistance starting January 20, I hope these irresponsible appointments galvanize you. We must stand up to this lunacy.

Secular Coalition for America:

President-elect Donald Trump has selected climate change denier Scott Pruitt to head the E.P.A. The announcement comes the day after 800 climate and energy scientists submitted a letter to the incoming president urging him to “take immediate and sustained action against human-caused climate change.”

It should be re-named the Environmental Destruction Agency now. Its current name will just be a lie as of January 20th.

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