According to media reports, Trump has picked Oklahoma Attorney General / certified Energy Industry puppet Scott Pruitt to be the new director for the EPA. His appointment effectively means that Pruitt's two biggest supporters and letter writers – Oklahoma energy moguls Harold Hamm and Larry Nichols – get to run the agency.
President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, a transition official said, signaling Mr. Trump’s determination to dismantle President Obama’s efforts to counter climate change.
Mr. Pruitt, a Republican, has been a key architect of the legal battle against Mr. Obama’s climate change policies, actions that fit with the president-elect’s comments during the campaign. Mr. Trump has criticized the established science of human-caused global warming as a hoax, vowed to “cancel” the Paris accord committing nearly every nation to taking action to fight climate change, and attacked Mr. Obama’s signature global warming policy, the Clean Power Plan, as a “war on coal.”
That's terrific! I think I speak for all Americans when I say I'm happy to see a global warming denier put in charge of an agency that's supposed to help protect the environment. Take that science! Maybe Trump will also name Dr. Phillip Morris as our Surgeon General. He can "Make Smoking Cool Again!"
Although this sucks for the future of the United States and human civilization, I guess this is a good thing for Oklahoma. Pruitt is a silver spooned alt-right Derplahoman tool. His hobbies include doubling-down on the wrong side of history and suing Colorado for legalizing weed. I'm glad he's leaving Oklahoma to wash away in federal government bureaucracy.
Also, his likely replacement is Assistant Attorney General Mike Hunter. I don't know much about Mike, but he appears to be a more traditional Republican establishment guy. He can't be worse than Pruitt. Plus, we'll get to use a bunch of Mike Hunt one-liners. Those are always fun.
Anyway, now that Pruitt has secured his federal position, I guess the clock is ticking on Mary Fallin, Jim Bridenwhatever and all the other lucky Derplahomans who supported the con man President. Expect them to be named to powerful positions in the Trump Administration very soon.