Denise Goldberg's blog

Sunday, April 16, 2017

a powerful letter

I find it hard to believe that the head of the EPA is someone who denies the accepted science of climate change, someone who is determined to undo protections that are already in place.

The article EPA staff "openly mocking" Trump's "arrogant and callous" policies, says retiree references a letter written to Administrator Pruitt by Michael Cox as he retired from the agency. The article is short and interesting.

Cox called Pruitt’s claim on national TV that CO2 is not a primary contributor to recent global warming “shocking” — and directly compared it to the congressional hearing with the CEOs of the major tobacco companies where “all of the CEOs categorically denied that smoking causes lung cancer.”

What’s the result of this denial? “You will continue to undermine your credibility and integrity with EPA staff, and the majority of the public,” Cox wrote, “if you continue to question this basic science of climate change.”

from the ThinkProgess article

The letter is longer and very powerful. Read it!