The common sense train continued to rail its way through the Trump administration this week when EPA Chief Scott Pruitt said he wants to "exit" the Paris Climate Agreement, calling it a "bad deal" for America.
Speaking with Fox and Friends, Pruitt said the “Paris [agreement] is something that we need to really look at closely. It’s something we need to exit in my opinion.”
“It’s a bad deal for America,” he continued. “It was an America second, third, or fourth kind of approach. China and India had no obligations under the agreement until 2030. We front-loaded all of our costs.”
This would be yet another death knell inflicted by the Obama administration's previous agenda of political correctness and "the sky is falling" mentality regarding climate change.
Pruitt's comments here should give optimism to the anti-environmentalist forces, because although he previously called the agreement a "bad deal," he did not openly call for an end. The climate change enthusiasts are having real bad day, to say the least.
Other anti-climate change agendas within the Trump administration include his approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Trump has worked toward a policy of energy independence, and has proposed a 31 percent cut to the EPA’s overall budget.