Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt on Wednesday said that former President Barack Obama wasn’t the environmental “savior” that Democrats made him out to be and why the U.S. needs to part ways with the Paris Climate Agreement.
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“When you look at Superfund sites, which are sites across the country that have land waste Uranium and Lead 1322 sites across the country that’s more than when President Obama came into office, so it increased under his watch… The areas that he focused on as far as CO2, he struck out twice before the U.S. Supreme Court, they struck him down as far as the actions he took,” he said on FOX Business' Varney & Company.
Pruitt wants the U.S. to play a role in reducing pollution, however, believes that the Paris Agreement is a “bad business deal.”
“Paris represents an agreement that puts America last… Paris represented a situation where China and India went ahead and didn’t take any steps to address C02 reductions, while we front loaded our cost, contracting our economy 2.5 trillion dollars in gross domestic product over a 10 year period,” he said.