The Donald's plan to gut the EPA, and roll back any regulation that protects our clean air and clean water is well on its way. By appointing nay-sayers to the right positions, he can eliminate any and all barriers to his own oil and gas interests. This was made clear when he appointed Scott Pruitt, a climate change denier with absolutely no experience in science, to head the EPA. He also appointed ex-governor of Texas Rick Perry (a Bush flunkee) as Energy Secretary.
Like Pruitt, Perry is a global-warming denier and wasted no time in proving his ineptitude and plain ol' stupidness. He said earlier this week he does not "believe" carbon dioxide from human activities is a main contributor to climate change. As if he hadn't emphasized his lack of education enough, he went on to blame climate change on the oceans:
Asked on CNBC's "Squawk Box" whether carbon emissions are primarily responsible for climate change, Perry said no, adding that"most likely the primary control knob is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in."
So the "good ol' boy" train rolls along. We've known for a while that Pruitt has been on his knees among the oil and gas industries, but now we find out who's been hanging it out for him. Or maybe Perry's on his knees, too. Both of them have a reason to poison the environment: to make more money!
Just like The Donald!