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EPA chief unconvinced CO2 linked to global warming

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 01:00

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, says he is not convinced carbon dioxide from human activity is the main driver of climate change and wants Congress to weigh in on whether CO2 should be regulated. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Last week, Scott Pruitt was trying to ease concerns of staff at the Environmental Protection Agency... But today, he was telling CNBC what his critics have feared most: That is he NOT convinced carbon dioxide from human activity is the main driver of climate change. He told CNBC's Squawk Box, quote, "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, but we don't know that yet." Pruitt said he wants Congress to weigh in... And that the administration will make an announcement on fuel efficiency standards for cars "very soon"... stressing he and President Donald Trump believe current standards were rushed through. Pruitt is known as a climate change denier As Oklahoma's former attorney general, he sued the EPA more than a dozen times.

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EPA chief unconvinced CO2 linked to global warming

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 01:00