Why Trump’s EPA nominee is now at odds with the president’s climate change agenda

A federal appeals court has ruled against President Donald Trump’s decision to appoint a climate change skeptic to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the appointment of the former attorney general of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt, was a “political decision” that violated the U.K. Constitution.

Pruitt, who served as Oklahoma’s attorney general under former President George W. Bush, is also the president of the American Petroleum Institute.

In a statement Friday, Pruitt said, “I look forward to working with President Trump and his administration to enact positive climate change action.”

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