Breitbart radio host pushes Trump’s EPA chief to deny link between Hurricane Harvey and climate change

Breitbart radio host pushes Trump’s EPA chief to deny link between Hurricane Harvey and climate change

Scott Pruitt: "For opportunistic media to use events like this to, without basis or support, just to simply engage in a cause and effect type of discussion, and not focus upon the needs of people, I think is misplaced"

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From the August 28 edition of SiriusXM Patriot's Breitbart News Daily

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ALEX MARLOW (HOST): Have you tracked any of the media fallout, because the same thing always happens every time there's even a little bit of rain. It seems like the left-wing media tries to make this seem like it's climate change, that climate change is responsible, it's actually America's fossil fuel consumption that's caused this tropical storm. 

EPA DIRECTOR SCOTT PRUITT: Well, I've not followed that part. We've been so focused upon this response and integrating these emergency response activities. That's not been something that -- sitting around and being able to watch the news or consume that is not something I've been able to do. So, for that, that's not something I'm aware of, no. 

MARLOW: OK, so, what would you say, theoretically, if they challenged you and they said that "this is something that has only taken place because of climate change." What would be your response?

PRUITT: I think at this point to look at things like this and to talk about a cause and effect really isn't helping the people of Texas right now. And that's our response, that should be our response, that we want to work together with Texas to ensure that people have safe drinking water, and power's back on, and we see the right response by each of the federal agencies. So, I think for opportunistic media to use events like this to, without basis or support, just to simply engage in a cause and effect type of discussion, and not focus upon the needs of people, I think is misplaced.

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