“But Pruitt’s attempt to sow scientific doubt where little exists alarmed environmental advocates, scientists and former EPA officials, who fear he plans to use such views to attack Obama-era regulations aimed at reining in pollution from the burning of coal and other fossil fuels.
“‘The world of science is about empirical evidence, not beliefs,’ Gina McCarthy, the EPA’s most recent administrator, said in a statement. ‘When it comes to climate change, the evidence is robust and overwhelmingly clear that the cost of inaction is unacceptably high. Preventing the greatest consequences of climate change is imperative to the health and well-being of all of us who call Earth home.'”
‘I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see,’ Pruitt said of human-caused pollution.
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