As two of his top aides resign, EPA head Scott Pruitt has been ordered by a judge to provide evidence backing his claims that humans do not contribute to climate change.
Pruitt has seen better days.
Namely the days when he was recklessly spending taxpayer dollars on first-class airfare and soundproof phone booths without any push-back.
Thankfully, those days seem to be coming to a close as Pruitt faces ever more pressure from both the senate, the public, and now the courts.
Millan Hupp, who apparently helped Pruitt to acquire a used mattress from the Trump International Hotel among many other odd errands, has announced that she will step down in light of the revelations surrounding her daily responsibilities under Pruitt’s administration.
Similarly, Sarah Greenwalt announced her resignation, who was acting senior counsel to Pruitt and who accompanied him on his many national and international trips to meet with industry officials and foreign representatives.
And to top off Pruitt’s week, a federal judge ruled that he must supply evidence backing his claims that humans are not in fact the main contributors to climate change.
The ruling is the result of a Freedom of Information Act request filed by a watchdog group with the purpose of requiring the EPA to cite any and all studies that would potentially substantiate Pruitt’s claims, which are in conflict with nearly the entire scientific community.
“No, I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do, and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact. So, no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.” — Pruitt
Following Pruitt’s decision to bar journalists from a senate hearing regarding nationwide water contamination and reports that he ordered more than $3,000 worth of personalized pens and journals, it’s looking increasingly likely that his days in the administration may finally be coming to a close.