Rather than bringing up climate change now, after multiple powerful storms cropped up in the past few weeks, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt thinks we should be focusing on helping victims.
To have any kind of focus on the cause and effect of the storm, versus helping people, or actually facing the effect of the storm, is misplaced. What we need to focus on is access to clean water, addressing these areas of superfund activities that may cause an attack on water, these issues of access to fuel... Those are things so important to citizens of Florida right now, and to discuss the cause and effect of these storms, there's the...place (and time) to do that, it's not now.
The Trump administration has continued to remain adamant that climate change is a "hoax," with the Pruitt-led EPA pushing for rollbacks on regulations such as greenhouse gas emissions, a widely-accepted factor in global warming according to a majority of scientists.
Congress should address that at some point. And Congress hasn't. All I'm saying to you is, to use time and effort to address it at this point is very, very insensitive to the people in Florida.
Scott Pruitt says talking about climate change would be "very, very insensitive" to the people of Florida— Mike Levin (@MikeLevinCA) September 8, 2017
NOT talking about it is far worse
Pruitt having the job he has is insensitive to the idea of sane government.— Kevin J. Miller (@kjmiller12AM) September 8, 2017
Pruitt will think it's insensitive to talk about EPA now. What's insensitive is Toxic slime from superfunds contaminating the water table.— rmc (@Thelast_try) September 8, 2017