EPA-Hating Scott Pruitt Confirmed Head Of EPA


DESPITE A JUDGE RULING THAT
POTENTIALLY DAMNING EMAILS WOULD NEED TO BE RELEASED BY NEXT
TUESDAY, SCOTT PRUITT HAS CLEARED THE SENATE IN A CLOSE
VOTE AND WILL BE THE NEXT HEAD OF THE EPA. THOSE EMAILS WILL
COME OUT BUT NOT EARLY ENOUGH TO POTENTIALLY TANK HIS
CONFIRMATION — COLLINS
WAS ONE OF ONLY TWO REPUBLICANS TO VOTE AGAINST BETSY DEVOS AS HEAD OF THE
PRIMITIVE EDUCATION. THERE WAS WIDESPREAD OPPOSITION TO SCOTT
PRUITT IN THIS POSITION, THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE TRUMP HAVE PUT
UP TO VARIOUS CABINET DEPARTMENTS WHO SEEM TO BE
PHILOSOPHICALLY OPPOSED TO THE POINT OF THAT AGENCY, BUT NO ONE
MORE THAN SCOTT PRUITT. BUT NOT JUST IN TERMS OF THINGS HE SAID,
LAWSUITS HE’S FILED, PEOPLE HE’S WORKED ON BEHALF OF AN
ACTIONS HE’S TAKEN IN HIS OWN POSITIONS IN GOVERNMENT
IN THE PAST DECADES. I WANT TO READ A QUOTE FROM
SUSAN COLLINS BECAUSE IT’S NOT OFTEN WE HAVE REPUBLICANS
VOTING AGAINST TRUMP’S NOMINEES. SHE SAID THIS — AS I ALLUDED TO IN THE
INTRO — THAT IS A NICE TACTIC, BUT I
DON’T THINK YOU WILL GET THE REPUBLICANS TO CARE ABOUT
SOMETHING AS SILLY AS EMAILS, JUDGE. BUT THOSE WILL EVENTUALLY
COME OUT, HE HAS RELEASED A COUPLE HUNDRED PAGES OF THEM IN
THE PAST, AND WE KNOW THAT AS A RESULT OF THE LITTLE BIT OF
DISCLOSURE WE’VE HAD, HE’S PREVIOUSLY SUPPORTED LEGISLATION
THAT WAS WORD FOR WORD PROVIDED FOR HIM BY THE OIL AND GAS
INDUSTRY, HE HAS SENT LETTERS TO THE EPA THAT HAVE BEEN FOUND OUT
TO BE WORD FOR WORD PROVIDED TO HIM BY THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY,
NOW HE’S GOING TO BE HEADING UP THE INDUSTRY THAT IS IN MANY
WAYS SUPPOSED TO BE IN CONFLICT WITH THAT SAME INDUSTRY IN TERMS
OF THEIR MANDATE TO STOP CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS AND
THINGS LIKE THAT. WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE MOST
DANGEROUS PART OF SCOTT PRUITT IN THE SECOND BUT LET ME
EMPHASIZE SOME THINGS JOHN MENTIONED, AND DID NOT. FIRST,
WHEN YOU ARE IN FAVOR OF MERCURY EMISSIONS IN THE AIR AND YOU
WOULD NOT LIKE TO RESTRICT THEM, OKAY, I’M A LITTLE CONCERNED. LET’S SAY IT’S L.A. WHERE I LIVE IN MY KIDS LIVE AND HE SAYS
MERCURY EMISSIONS, HAVE AT IT, HOSS. I’M CONCERNED. IS THERE A
REASONABLE ARGUMENT TO BE MADE AS TO HOW MUCH MERCURY EMISSIONS
WE SHOULD HAVE? OF COURSE. IS SCOTT PRUITT PURSUING A
REASONABLE PATH? WELL, WHEN YOU COPY AND PASTE OIL INDUSTRY
LETTERS AND SEND THEM TO THE EPA, I’M NOT SURE YOU ARE REALLY
PURSUING A REASONABLE PATH, AND THOSE SAME INDUSTRIES BY THE WAY
GAVE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN
A COMA AND TO THE ATTORNEY GENERALS ACROSS STATES THAT WERE
REPUBLICANS, AND SCOTT PRUITT LED THAT MOVEMENT, BUT I’M SURE
THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THEY GOT FROM OIL AND GAS SPEARHEADED BY
SCOTT PRUITT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT HE AGREES
WORD FOR WORD WITH THOSE INDUSTRIES. AND EVEN HE BRAGGED
ABOUT, NOT ONLY ON AN OKLAHOMA OFFICIAL STATE WEBSITE, BUT ON
HIS LINKEDIN PROFILE, THAT HE IS THE LEADING ADVOCATE AGAINST THE
EPA’S ACTIVIST AGENDA. SO THEY TOOK THE LEADING ACTIVIST
AGAINST THE EPA AND MADE HIM HEAD OF THE EPA. HE’S BASICALLY
A PAID AGENT OF THE OIL INDUSTRY. PROBABLY AMONG THE
WORST PICS THERE IS. BUT THE PART I’M MOST WORRIED ABOUT IS,
HE SAYS HIS PRIORITIES ARE TO BASICALLY END THE CLEAN
POWERPLANT, WHICH WOULD RESTRICT GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM
POWER PLANTS AND INCENTIVIZE RENEWABLE ENERGY, THAT’S
DISASTROUS, AND THE WATERS FOR THE UNITED STATES RULE WHICH
CLARIFIED BODIES OF WATER SUBJECT TO THE CLEAN WATER ACT
PROVISIONS, ALSO DISASTROUS. BUT WORST OF ALL, ACCORDING TO
REPUBLICANS INVOLVED IN THE EPA TRANSITION, HE WOULD CONSIDER
CLOSING THE EPA’S ENFORCEMENT DIVISION. WHICH MEANS THE EPA
BASICALLY NO LONGER EXISTS. TAKE AWAY THE TEETH. IF YOU DON’T ENFORCE YOUR
RULES, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE IF YOU HAVE RULES? ACCORDING TO REPUBLICANS, NOT ACCORDING TO US, HIS EFFORT IS
TO COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN ENFORCEMENT AT THE EPA, AND
HENCE THAT DEPARTMENT IS NOW COMPLETELY USELESS. I DON’T CARE FOR THE WORK OF
THE STARLAND VOCAL BAND, AND THEREFORE IT WOULD BE ABSURD TO
MAKE ME THE DIRECTOR OF THE STARLAND VOCAL BAND. [LAUGHTER]
THIS IS WHAT TRUMP IS DOING. IT’S WHAT REAGAN DID TO SOME
EXTENT. THIS IS AN OLD TRICK OUT OF THE REPUBLICAN PLAYBOOK, GET
SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO DESTROY AN AGENCY, AND IF YOU GET ELECTED
PUT THAT PERSON IN TO DESTROY THE AGENCY. AT ALL THIS WENT ON
WHILE EARTHQUAKES WERE INCREASING, I WAS LOOKING FOR
THE FIGURE BUT I’M NOT CONNECTED, SOMETHING AT LEAST
400% DUE TO FRACKING. IN OKLAHOMA. SAY “SCIENTISTS.” IN 2011 THERE WERE 63
EARTHQUAKES, AFTER FRACKING IN 2016 THERE WERE 644. IT COULD BE THAT WAS A WILD
COINCIDENCE, BUT I’M NOT SO SURE ABOUT THAT. THERE COULD BE PROS TO THAT
MANY EARTHQUAKES, WE DON’T KNOW. AND THIS GUY SUED THE EPA TO
NOT DO ITS JOB IN OKLAHOMA, NOW HE WILL RUN THE EPA. AND THEY
CONFIRMED HIM FOUR DAYS BEFORE THE EMAILS COME OUT. TWO DEMOCRATIC SENATORS DID
VOTE FOR PRUITT, JOE MANCHIN IN WEST VIRGINIA AND HEIDI HEITKAMP
IN NORTH DAKOTA, THAT ARE TWO STATES WHY BELIEVE THE TRUMP
MARGIN SWUNG THE MOST OF ANY STATE RELATIVE TO MITT ROMNEY’S
SHARE OF 2012’S VOTE. OBVIOUSLY THERE IS A BIG POLITICAL
INCENTIVE THE DEMOCRATS IN THOSE STATES HAVE TO VOTE FOR CERTAIN
TRUMP NOMINEES, AT LEAST THOSE THAT HAVE TO DO WITH ENERGY
POLICY, AND THAT IS WHAT SEEMS TO HAVE CONVERTED A LOT OF
HISTORICAL DEMOCRATS TO TRUMP IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE
COUNTRY. WE THINK THE BREAKDOWN OF THE
SENATE IS 52-48, BUT IT REALLY ISN’T. JOE MANCHIN WILL VOTE
WITH REPUBLICANS A GREAT NUMBER OF TIMES, LET ALONE HEIDI
HEITKAMP AND OTHERS. THEY ARE SO AFRAID OF TRUMP BECAUSE OF THE
PHENOMENON MICHAEL POINTED OUT, AND THE REALITY IS THAT IS NOT
STRENGTH. WHAT VOTERS LIKED ABOUT TRUMP, AND WHY THEY VOTED
FOR HIM INCLUDING IN THOSE STATES, WAS THAT HE WAS STRONG,
AND UNLIKE A REGULAR POLITICIAN. SO NOW THEY LEARNED ALL THE
WRONG LESSONS, THEY ARE GOING ON WITH THE DONALD, I’M WITH TRUMP. THAT DOESN’T LOOK STRONG, THAT LOOKS WEAK. NOW YOU SAID
REPUBLICANS ARE RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING, NEXT TIME WHEN I RUN
AGAINST A REPUBLICAN, VOTE FOR ME. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT STRATEGY. THOSE TWO ARE ALMOST CERTAINLY
GOING TO LOSE, I HOPE THEY LOSE TO JUSTICE DEMOCRATS IN
PRIMARIES, BUT IF THEY DON’T THEY WILL GET SLAUGHTERED
BY THE REPUBLICANS.

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  • Don't you guys get it….
    American is full of fundamental Christians.
    They want the apocalypse to go live with baby Jebus.
    They vote in the Anti Christ.
    Apocalypse underway.

    I could be wrong and Trump was just voted in by non Christian redneck inbreeds but I think I am on point here…

  • We are going to have our work cut out for us, cleaning up the mess these a-holes are going to make…

  • Pruitt is inevitably going to sue polar bears, penguins and seals for violence against oil and gas workers!

  • Horrifying

  • America REALLY needs help. Can already imagine the ambulance chaser lawyers rubbing their hands with glee anticipating all the health lawsuits to come in the near future with sick and poisoned children unfortunately being poisoned by previously banned pollutants. How very sad.

  • At least the acronym can stay the same, …. although now EPA will stand for Excessive Polluting Agency!!

  • Susan Collins is a hero.

    Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp are a disgrace to humanity.

  • Republicans typically have wrong ideas and vote wrong. Why?

  • So he LITERALLY not FIGURATIVELY had his "legislation" written for him by a big business? Maybe instead of illiteracy jokes about Trump, there should be illiteracy jokes about this specimen.
    (He probably didn't even bother to rephrase it, something a kid cheating in school often bothers to do!)

  • How is it that Cenk, who lives in Los Angeles, seems to think he knows better than Heitcamp and Manchin how Democratic candidates can win in deep red states? Earth to Cenk: not every state is Vermont or Massachusetts. Not every Democratic senator can be a Bernie Sanders or an Elizabeth Warren (who actually isn't polling very well either in MA or in a recent hypothetical 2020 matchup against Trump).

    Didn't we learn our lessons with Blanche Lincoln and Joe Liebermann, two centrist Dems whom we primaried only to have our more liberal candidates lose in either the primary or the general election? I'm not saying we shouldn't try to get more liberal candidates to run in those states, but I think it's important to at least be realistic about their chances and not be as smug as Cenk is in his know-it-all certitude.

  • there are actually people out there who think the states should control this. no, that's so dumb. air moves past state lines. water moves past state lines. food moved beyond state lines. energy moves being state lines.

  • Ok, if your representative is Heidi Heitkamp or Joe Manchin, vote them out during their next primary. These two people are traitors to America.

  • PIGKNUCKLES, YOU AND THE YOUNG STINKY TURDS MAKE ME SICK!! Its funny to watch your views GO DOWN, DOWN, DOWN!!

  • Did I miss something? Didn't Trump have Rick Perry slotted as EPA head?

  • draining the swamp? More like anti american fascist regime headed by the republicans.

  • Taking a leaf out of The Simpsons can we put a hermitically sealed glass dome on the US already?!

  • young jerks!

  • Please stop using the word tremendous! I really hate it along with, believe me.

  • I've lived in america for 22 years I'm 26 and I got deported under trump because of overstay….but tell me how am I supposed to survive in a country I didn't grow up in without being prepared and or having anyone for support in said country….crazy thing is my mom got her citizenship under Obama right before he got out and I was next in line…instead I'm writing this from brazil 🙁

  • Heidi, DAPL, EPA vote????
    Every politician in North Dakota from county Sheriff poi ice Chief up to State and federal legislators and Senators should be voted out of office!!!!!!

    Do a show on that TYT!
    PLEASE!!!!!

  • They actually let this guy run the EPA? When are people going to learn that the conservatives are loyal to money and not the American people?

  • What happened to draining the swamp, Trumppies?

  • America, America, America. SMH. WTF have you done to yourselves? But in a way, this is the ultimate expression of the values many of you live by. Ruthlessly capitalist, selfish, and self absorbed. I can't imagine what a total shit hole America will be to live in over the next 20 years. For anyone who wasn't a total douchebag during the election, even those who mistakely voted for Trump in good faith, you have my sympathies. Maybe Syria or Mexico can grant you refugee status.

  • The EPA shouldn't exist to begin with. Environmental regulations should be handled by the states.

  • The EPA does nothing anyway.

  • This is like having a goat to manage your cabbage patch.

  • The Democrats who voted for Pruitt are Joe Manchin (the Republican in Democrat skin) and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota (obviously she got paid by Big Oil). Despicable.

  • Hasnt mansion voted for every one of dumps picks?

  • Democrats and Republicans are just a bunch of unqualified idiots.

  • Any Democrat that voted for Scott Pruitt should use their power.

  • A great pick. Maybe he can clean out some trash.

  • "For business leaders, it's about thinking beyond your short-term responsibility to your shareholders. You have a equally important long-term responsibility to your workers, their families and the communities that support you," Trudeau said.
    "Whether you're a business or a government, it's time to realize that this anger and anxiety we see washing over the world is coming from a very real place and it is not going away."

  • Martin shkreli for Health Department!

  • Racheal Maddox MSNBC did a fantastic report on Pruitt check it out!

  • If Hillary can delete thousands of e-mails AFTER being SUBPOENAED, what's stopping Scott Pruitt?

  • Two words:

    JUSTICE DEMOCRATS

  • Those old pieces of shit should die already.

  • Let's nominate Sam Harris for director of the Office of Religion and Global Affairs!

  • considerig the chain of command for the national guard hits the governer of the state before it hits the president, this may likley start a new civil war

  • Honestly you have to give those senators some kind of leeway when they are voting on environmental policy. If they wanted to shut down the major employer in their district then yes they actually would get voted out, unless the democratic leadership would actually have a plan to replace jobs in those kinds of areas. Problem comes when they start voting republican on issues that have nothing to do with that.

  • The circus clown administration is going forward full steam ahead. Scott is a polluting fanboy.

  • Of all Trump's horrible nominees…. this is the one that scares me the most.

  • Trump has said he is an environmentalist then appoints this guy. He says I respect the press then says they are deceitful and put out fake news.

  • TYT are disgustingly fake

  • Yay! More pollution coming our way!

  • Are we tired of being winners yet??? 😂

  • The republicans are literally filled with so much hate that they are willing to pollute the very air that they breathe just to piss off liberals.

  • Just a little correction on what TYT put forward here. The current science suggests that the increase in earthquakes is more to do with waste water sequestration wells than with the actual fracking process(pumping water in rather than pulling gas out). It is still part of the oil/gas equation, just a slightly different one to what is put out there as being the culprit.

  • Hey!
    This is the people's message to The Young Twerps, Obama, the UN, your best mate George Soros and all the rest of you Fascist Eugenicist Bigots;
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHEGETFUCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chenk stop ceating an echo chamber how about a prpgressive and a libertarian on the pannel.

  • Americans have lost their country to private interests

  • Yessss! Suck it, tree huggers. 😉

  • Could anyone to the left of Manchin and Heitkamp be elected in those states?

  • Why stop there?…..Let's get rid of legit police chiefs and hire criminals who hate cops to replace them instead.   I'm sure they will do a better job than people that are actually qualified.   See how that logic is idiotic?

  • Cenk, you demonstrate the same flaw as those weak Dems who you blast.
    You use the Trump sound bite "I'm like a really smart person" without any sarcastic lead up. That tells your audience two things: 1) you suck up to the strong man, and 2) because much of your audience do not buy Donald's BS, you send your audience a very clear message to NOT do what you want them to do.

    You either can do better, or you have an ulterior motive.

  • But his emails!

  • Is it possible to recall Mitch McConnell?

  • GOP President, Congress, and Senate. The EPA should be history, along with the IRS and most of the rest of the "4th branch" of government. The GOP has apparently turned into Democrat-Lites. WTF would the left do if they actually had something to complain about, like their agenda being dismantled instead of (begrudgingly) served by the party that's supposed to be against it?

  • 😒 #filltheswamp #crookeddonald #protectourmother

  • Dear Youtube: Please stop making the volume in ads so frickin loud! If anything, make them lower than the average video, maybe then I would not mute, and therefore not ignore, every single one.

  • So Scott Pruitt is unconvinced about the dangers of asbestos ,, well some1 should take a big hand full of asbestos & rub it in his face or line his pillow with it then we will see just how unconvinced he is

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