Axios discusses the endangerment finding with Myron Ebell.
“I don’t think you’re going to see [EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt] challenge the endangerment finding. I think it’s a fool’s folly to go down that road right now, and I don’t think that he’s a fool,” said Gina McCarthy, who led EPA under President Obama.”
McCarthy, in this interview with E&E News, is referring to whether Pruitt will agree with some conservative activists who want him to try and overturn the 2009 finding that greenhouse gases are a threat to humans. He hasn’t made moves to challenge the finding thus far.
Striking back: Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which has petitioned EPA to overturn the finding, questioned McCarthy’s bona fides to predict the outcome of an effort to nix it.
He noted that the Supreme Court put a stay on the power plant carbon emissions rules her EPA crafted, despite efforts to craft a regulation that would withstand legal assault.
“As a soothsayer, Gina McCarthy’s record isn’t so hot, and so I would advise Scott Pruitt not to take her prophesies for anything more than their entertainment value,” Ebell said in a email.
Read the full article at Axios.