The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has been trying for over a year to rollback multiple Obama-era policies including the storage of toxic waste produced by power plants. Many of his proposals have been met with litigation and lawsuits that have stalled the process.
Today, we consider the steps Scott Pruitt has taken to change environmanetal policy as well as the role climate change denial has in the United States.
Coral Davenport, covers energy and environmental policy, with a focus on climate change, from The Times's Washington bureau
Erik Nisbet, associate professor, Ohio State School of Communication
Nicolas Loris, economist who focuses on energy, environmental, and regulatory issues as the Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow, The Heritage Foundation