Days After Pruitt Becomes EPA Head, Newly Released Emails Show His Ties to Koch Bros. & Energy Firms

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  • Mike Harrington
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    The best comment I have seen regarding the asinine cretinous Pruitt's suitability slates having put "the fox in charge of the henhouse".

  • TheNaturalust
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    A true tragedy with this idiot as head of the EPA. He has been covering up his true communications and agenda's and has lots to hide. He actually believes the horseshit he babbles and isn't qualified to teach kindergarten. Really disgusted and hope thousands of lawsuits are brought against him and his dismantlement of environmental protections.

    If your senator voted to confirm this tool it's your responsibility to vote them out of office. This is an emergency and deserves everyone's immediate attention. An environmental disaster.

  • Jason Jones
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Our government can pretend like global warming and does not exist, but they forget that we are on a carbon budget and we're getting close to going over something has to be done? Amy Goodman every time you talk about climate change in the future you need to bring up the carbon budget it is essential….. You can bring up oil and gas infrastructure because from what the scientists are saying we got five times the amount to go over The carbon budget right now they should stop all exploration and new infrastructure and we must phase out fossil fuel's as quickly as possible we will always have fossil fuel's they are just going to be used essentially for certain items and then we must Capture what we produce.

  • Jason Jones
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    I live in Texas but I was originally from Oklahoma and let me tell you the oil and gas and mining industry has turned that entire state into a Superfund site, and now he has his sights set on America and the rest of the world and Mark my word they will turn the world into a Superfund site they do not care…!!!

  • Bodean Digs
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    lol it was his job to be in contact with these people. Show something substantial or stfu. Of course corporations push their agenda. Show where these emails have impacted or changed epa laws. Then show whether or not these emails are not factual information. Just because someone suggests cut and paste, show where it was done. If he is corrupt then by all means oust him. You people are so brainwashed that you can not comprehend that people have to communicate. Large corporations have a voice also. Whether their voice is good for the people or not good. It's the EPA's responsibility to interject, and call foul if there's a foul. So far according to this video, nothing substantial came out of this, other than some emails from corporations, but no response emails from Pruitt were included in this video. Seems fishy to me.

  • John Benton
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    likewise the former Republican Speaker's name was Boehner (Boner) but was pronounced 'bayner'?

  • John Benton
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Why are the Koch brothers pronounced 'coke' when their spelling is quite clearly KOCH or 'Cock' to give it an English pronunciation?

  • fuzzymath
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    It is the system that molds these men and caresses their ego's and promises them riches. The system is the dragon that must be slain

  • Rebecca Benway
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    I can't believe my parents actually think these swamp monsters are going to fix anything

  • Jerry VanNuys
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    The theme for every aspect of the trump presidency seems to be either "putting the Fox on Charge of the Henhouse" or staffing so incompetent and ignorant of the job that the agencies will self destruct under the weight of their own bureaucracies.

    Get rid of the orange tinted asshole before he and his cronies get rid of our nation.

  • Jeff Brinning
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    the liberty movement has steamroled right over the libtardians. MAGA

  • bluefallon
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    they are destroying every office they can to make it easier for industry can wipe there ass with the earth.

  • nosuchthing8
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    in the trumpverse this is a plus

  • Tom Purcell
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    From Here To Duplicity.

  • Michele
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Shame on our Senate and government!!!

  • Bruce Swearingen
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    a ground shaking..f-racking republican

  • Pedro Colon
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    pruiit does not care about the American people or any people all over the world. He only cares of "power and money" the RNC/GOP as well….. fire them all. Let's rise up!!!!!!

  • Johann Marjeta
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    It seems that the Trump administration has really found the perfect Satan for each cabinet post.

  • Ja111DE
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    DESPICABLE

  • Tuck Frump141
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    This guy's nomination by the Psychopath-in-Chief and confirmation by the Senate Republicans (except for Susan Collins of Maine) and two Democrats, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota is a blatant, in-your-face, FUCK YOU to everyone on the planet who acknowledges the reality of global warming. There can be no doubt about who the (G)as and (O)il (P)arty represents.

  • jodi houts
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    We really need emails? Like we don't know already?

  • Daniel Swanson
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Pruitt represents corporate power and does not represent the American people which is unconstitutional.

  • Ralph Canfield
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    they want to destroy the world dump Trump

  • H Y
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Trump supporters! WHERE ARE YOU?! MAGA! ūüėā

  • Euler
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    What Democrats voted for him?

  • D
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    oh how the slug and crap is bubbling up to the surface of the swamp. they need to cut the crap and kick them out. cuz they are not covering it up fast enough to stop CIA or FBI. this whole administration is a sham and disgrace to history. They just need a short bus to go straight to a penitentiary to be locked up on treason, on conspiracy, lying to the american people and association with foreign govt as well embezzlement of tax payers dollars for staying at his "winter white house" by trump alone. for those who support Trump like mitch McConnell can join that short bus too!!

  • Bjorn Lundeen
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    The United States of Amoneyrica

  • Myballsitchsomethingfierce
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    The old EPA didn't stop the city of Flint from drinking lead for years.

  • Jason Roggasch
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Trump is what America deserves. And Bannon is great too huh? What a fuckin nightmare.

  • Cheryl Ernst
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Oh yeah, another Republican blunder. They don't seem to want keep their positions after the next elections.

  • SkyP1e
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    What a shock…NOT. The unethical republican senate rushed him through because they full well knew that his emails would make supporting this environmental disaster to head the EPA a fail. Translation: They knew this guy was going to spoil the environment for our children but it's more important to satisfy the already super rich to make them just a tiny bit richer. To hell with the health of the American citizen. Money for the very few is FAR more important when you have an R attached to your name.

  • dregeye
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    0:38 "largely along party lines" so, why not just mention the NAMES of the Democratic Senators that VOTED FOR this "monkey-wrench" in the works of the EPA. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota where Energy Transfer Partners has acquired taxpayer funded para-military (traitors to American treaties) to FORCE a fossil-fuel pipeline through Indigenous American's ancestral lands using violence against peaceful opposition in the form of REMAINING PRESENT WHERE THEY HAVE ALWAYS REMAINED PRESENT, and Joe Manchin from West Virginia COAL COUNTRY…
    Maybe you'll mention them later?

  • T.BONE/SIDE OF LIFE
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    as long as we say "republicans" and " democrats" we forget HUMANS! this has passed on thru time and is forgotten in the history to not study or look back on due to time, not important, don't care and someone else's problem. call it for what it may and/or shall be. it's a "divide it and ride it" government for themselves. we gave it up slowly and willingly. we are the commodity of debt. id, birth certificate, and social security numbers of the working enslavement. can't pay off debt with more debt and the people willfully surrender for a better tomorrow by kick it down the road. we allowed it for way too long.we are being dumbed down to hate one another and thinking on our own to be subjected to fears. THAT'S NOT LIVING PEOPLE! this is the country of an "empire" gone rogue and we get the backseat while the wheels get ran off. THE UNITED STATES NOT THE DIVIDED STATES!!! our history has caught up in the cogs of the debt grinder….. lives will be lost for little remembrance¬†of it.

  • Ani Bell
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Disgraceful, as is the entire Trump administration.

  • Jackie Treehorn
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    He is scum just like his boss

  • Anke Slaton-Wallace
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

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  • The Autonomous Gardener
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    link to the emails?

  • Dallas Smith
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Get him the fuck out now that we know this…fuck's sake!

  • Pura Vida dew
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    the main problem here is that you allowed him to be sworn in before all the evidence against him was considered. what the hell are you thinking? and that goes for all of the other appointees who have not been properly vetted!

  • Insanis Stultitia
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Who better to pollute the "swamp" then someone who
    swam in it and contributed to the toxic dumping? Republican mentality is ass backwards and on the pockets of corporate bosses.

  • Jean Falco
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    THE KOCH BROTHERS ARE CONNECTED CLOSELY TO STEVE BANNON!  BUT SOON THE FILTH IS RISING TO THE SURFACE!

  • Lawrence McKeon
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    There has been a corporate coup within American democracy. Justice Democrats, unite!

  • Bill Goode
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Wow, looks like Pruitt's been working for America all along. Great to hear that Pruitt has been so working for America all along. Just the man we need to downsize, possibly even eliminate this monstrous agency. Thank you Scott Pruitt for taking on this job.

  • HEIL TWITLER
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    this "swamp" can't hold all these gators and snakes….

  • edward woods
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    At least we know the truth about Pruitt. from here on out let's see what he does and block everything.personally I think Pruitt should step down he's been compromised by big business.

  • Nid B
    October 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    all Trump supporters have their own alternative facts you don't see them on here trying to get real facts