"EPA: Pruitt Faces Chilly Staff Reception"

"U.S. EPA employees are abuzz today about President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be their new boss, and many of them are wary.

"Everybody's talking about it," one EPA employee told E&E News this morning. "People are worried, I would say very worried. It doesn't bode well."

That employee and others spoke to E&E News on the condition of anonymity after the Trump transition team announced officially this morning that Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt will be the nominee to lead EPA. The Republican, who has been among those leading lawsuits to topple the Obama administration's signature climate and water regulations, won out among several contenders for the EPA job."

Robin Bravender and Kevin Bogardus report for Greenwire December 8, 2016.


"Dem Senator: Trump’s EPA Pick Is ‘Corruption’" (The Hill)

"EPA Also-Ran Would Be 'Honored' To Join Trump Administration" (Greenwire)

"Dems 'Ready To Go' Against Trump EPA Pick" (E&E Daily)

"EPA: Ex-Bosses To Pruitt: Proceed With Caution" (E&E News PM)

"What Does Scott Pruitt Believe About Climate Science?" (ClimateWire)

"EPA Pick Sought To Unravel Endangerment Finding" (ClimateWire)

"Pruitt Has Mixed Record in EPA Showdowns" (Greenwire)

"At EPA: Trump’s Nominee And 15,000 Or So Counterweights" (Christian Science Monitor)

"Trump's EPA Pick: A Climate Denier With Disdain for the Agency He'll Helm" (InsideClimate News)

Source: Greenwire, 12/09/2016