- The proposed new head of the US Environmental Protection Agency is a man who started several lawsuits against the agency. Donald Trump's team announced on Thursday that the upcoming president has asked the Republican Scott Pruitt lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
In a statement made Trump once more clear that economic interests for him to go beyond environmental regulation: 'For too long a time spent by the EPA taxpayers' money to a deranged anti-energy agenda, which has destroyed millions of jobs, and also our great farmers and many other businesses and industries undermined at every opportunity. '
Pruitt is currently chief prosecutor in Oklahoma. On behalf of the state, he tried unsuccessfully to get through the courts various environmental requirements of the EPA table. It was among other binding standards for reducing CO2 emissions from coal-fired plants.