Inside Trump’s EPA Pick and Possible Implications
January 6, 2017•40 min
On December 7, 2016, President-elect Trump chose Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as his nominee to head the Environment Protection Agency, better known as the EPA. Some have said that Pruitt is a climate change denier and an advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda, while Trump himself has said, “Scott Pruitt will be a powerful advocate for that mission while promoting jobs, safety, and opportunity.” In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi joins Jody Freeman, the Archibald Cox Professor of Law and the founding director of the Harvard Law School Environmental Law and Policy Program, and Representative Bob Inglis, executive director of republicEn, as they take a look at the future of the EPA under President-elect Trump's pick, Scott Pruitt, and how Pruitt will impact regulation and the mission of the EPA. Jody Freeman is the Archibald Cox Professor of Law and the founding director of the Harvard Law School Environmental Law and Policy Program. Professor Freeman served in the White House as Counselor for Energy and Climate Change in 2009-10, where she was the architect of the president’s historic agreement with the auto industry to double fuel efficiency standards, launching the administration’s greenhouse gas program under the Clean Air Act. Representative Bob Inglis is executive director of republicEn, an organization educating the country about free-enterprise solutions to climate change. Bob was also the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th Congressional District from 1993 to 1999 and again from 2005 to 2011. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio.