Trump: 'Nobody Really Knows' if Climate Change Is Real
We hope you enjoyed the show today w/ President-elect Trump as he spoke in his first Sunday show interview since wi… https://t.co/zjXL9a8tOC— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday)1481511186.0
In the interview, Trump defended his appointment of climate denier Scott Pruitt to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), expressing disdain for long EPA approval processes and implying "other countries are eating [the U.S.'s] lunch" due to excessive regulations.
#TrumpWatch: Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, 'Puppet of the Fossil Fuel Industry,' to Head EPA https://t.co/ADubM0DjDU @Ethical_Corp @CleanTec— EcoWatch (@EcoWatch)1481248206.0
The Paris agreement, Trump claims, is something he is "studying." He stated, "I don't want that agreement to put us at a competitive disadvantage with other countries." Trump also previewed "quick" decisions on the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines once he enters office without offering specifics.
Trump Formally Announces Support for the #DakotaAccessPipeline via @EcoWatch https://t.co/88B568MscV #NoDAPL @Greenpeace @foodandwater @350— EcoWatch (@EcoWatch)1480700749.0
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Commentary: Gizmodo, Rhett Jones analysis