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Scott Pruitt Resigns as EPA Administrator and judge orders document production on his climate change claims

Scientific American – Judge Orders EPA to Produce Science behind Pruitt’s Warming Claims – The EPA head [who resigned on July 5, 2018] has suggested humans are not the main cause of climate change: “EPA must produce the opposing body of science Administrator Scott Pruitt has relied upon to claim that humans are not the primary drivers of global warming, a federal judge has ruled. The EPA boss has so far resisted attempts to show the science backing up his claims. His critics say such evidence doesn’t exist, even as Pruitt has called for greater science transparency at the agency. Now, a court case may compel him to produce research that attempts to contradict the mountain of peer-reviewed studies collected by the world’s top science agencies over decades that show humans are warming the planet at an unprecedented pace through the burning of fossil fuels…”

See also CNBC- EPA leader Scott Pruitt resigns after scandals engulf his agency

See also HuffPo – “What is there to say when you run an ethics watchdog and a man The Washington Post labeled “easily the most corrupt senior official in the federal government” has just resigned? Not much. At least nothing that doesn’t involve four-letter words. Reacting to news that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released a one-word statement, attributed to Executive Director Noah Bookbinder: “Good.”

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