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2018-05-26. Climate change skeptics working closely with EPA.

posted May 27, 2018, 7:01 PM by Alan Gould   [ updated May 27, 2018, 7:02 PM ]
By Ellen Knickmeyer. Associated Press. For GSS Climate Change chapter 9. Excerpt: WASHINGTON — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming and tout Administrator Scott Pruitt’s stewardship of the agency. John Konkus, EPA’s deputy associate administrator for public affairs, repeatedly reached out to senior staffers at the Heartland Institute, according to the emails. ...Follow-up emails show Konkus and the Heartland Institute mustering scores of potential invitees known for rejecting scientific warnings of man-made climate change, including from groups such as Plants Need CO2, the Right Climate Stuff and Junk Science. The emails underscore how Pruitt and senior agency officials have sought to surround themselves with people who share their vision of curbing environmental regulation and enforcement, leading to complaints from environmentalists.... https://www.sfgate.com/nation/article/Climate-change-skeptics-work-closely-with-EPA-12946534.php