Readers debate merits of Scott Pruitt as President-elect Trump’s choice to lead EPA.
Re: “Pruitt at EPA? Too extreme,” Dec. 9 editorial.
The Post’s editorial board proclaims Donald Trump’s pick of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA “reckless.”
Pruitt is currently Oklahoma’s attorney general. Yes, he has and will continue to question the anti-fossil-fuel agenda of Hollywood. The Post illogically attempts to seize the enlightened moral high ground of liberal-land: man’s use of fossil fuels bad; green energy good.
The editorial seeks to legitimize its standing as being fact-based — backed by a whole lot of scientists. Their often-misdirected intentions ignore this fact: the EPA’s green agenda costs too much and is frequently clumsy and counterproductive. Their objective has been to expand their reach, diluting state sovereignty.
There are other priorities needing attention. It is the EPA that is too extreme. Forrest Monroe, Lone Tree
BBB Donald Trump has chosen Scott Pruitt, a climate-change denier and anti-EPA campaigner, to head the EPA. This agency leads America’s response to the climate threat, protecting the Earth for future generations. Appointing Pruitt is immoral. Ron Binz, Denver The writer is a former chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.