Dems worried Trump’s pick to head EPA could spell end of life as we know it (a bigger threat than air conditioners!)


**Written by Doug Powers

Climate change alarmist lefties were encouraged by this news on Monday:

The progressive celebrations in honor of Mother Gaia being taken off life support didn’t last long though:


It’s the end of the world! Literally:

The news of the expected nomination drew sharp criticism from green groups and environmental advocates in Congress, including former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who said he would oppose the “sad and dangerous” move.

“Mr. Pruitt’s record is not only that of being a climate change denier, but also someone who has worked closely with the fossil fuel industry to make this country more dependent, not less, on fossil fuels,” the Vermont senator said in a statement. “The American people must demand leaders who are willing to transform our energy system away from fossil fuels.”

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz also said he would fight Pruitt’s nomination. “The health of our planet and our people is too important to leave in the hands of someone who does not believe in scientific facts or the basic mission of the EPA,” he said in a statement.

Dan Pfeiffer, a former top Obama adviser put it more succinctly, tweeting, “At the risk of being dramatic. Scott Pruitt at EPA is an existential threat to the planet.”

That collection of idiocy is an existential threat to common sense, but just in case, we better shut down the EPA so Trump’s pick to head up the agency can’t destroy the world (as if the EPA’s done such a bang-up job up to now).

Yesterday Trump met with fellow private jet enthusiast Leonardo DiCaprio to hear the eco-hypocrite actor’s pitch about how “green jobs” can boost the economy — just apparently not enough to make DiCaprio want to invest all of his own money into another proposed round of Solyndras.

Maybe DiCaprio & Gore should produce an apocalyptic film about Trump’s EPA pick: “Invasion of the Regulation Snatchers” could be a hit.

**Written by Doug Powers

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