Obama's EPA Disasters Highlighted During Scott Pruitt's Senate Hearing

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: Jan 18, 2017 2:10 PM
Obama's EPA Disasters Highlighted During Scott Pruitt's Senate Hearing

The tables were turned on the Democrats during Wednesday's Senate hearing for Environmental Protection Agency nominee and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

During the opening remarks, Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman John Barrasso (R) berated Barack Obama and intrusive EPA policies during his time in office.  

“The regulatory zeal of the last eight years has violated a fundamental principle of environmental stewardship, which is ‘do no harm,’” Barrasso said. “This failed environmental leadership has contributed to two of the worst government-created environmental disasters in decades: the Gold King Mine spill, and Flint, Michigan’s water crisis.”

However, Pruitt did say that he doesn't believe climate change is a hoax. 

"I believe the ability to measure with precision the degree of human activity's impact on the climate is subject to more debate on whether the climate is changing or whether human activity contributes to it," Pruitt said.