Dec. 9, 2016
Jeff Goodell wrote for Rolling Stone about Scott Pruitt, an ally of the fossil-fuel industry, and Donald Trump's choice for EPA Administrator:
As head of the EPA, Pruitt's real job will be to pump up the fossil-fuel bubble. You can expect regulations will be rolled back, enforcement neutered, science tweaked. The goal here is not to help the people of coal country who voted for Trump keep their jobs a little longer, but to boost the stock prices of companies like Peabody Energy, the coal giant and major force in the climate-denial industry that declared bankruptcy last year and has been struggling to rebound.