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Pruitt's EPA is "producing a lot of short, poorly crafted rulemakings that are not likely to hold up in court." nytimes.com/2018/04/07/cli…
Pruitt’s biggest achievement until now, per @emorwee? He *appears* successful. newrepublic.com/article/147776…
As @nytimes and @newrepublic point out Pruitt has been less effective at rule rollbacks than advertised, @drvox describes how tribalism "explains" him.

"When you are involved in zero-sum warfare, the ends justify any means." vox.com/energy-and-env…
"Pruitt insists his career in politics was born of prayer – and the question, 'God what do you want to do with me?'

This heavenly mission just happens to align with the profit motives of the nation’s fossil fuel producers."
@7im rollingstone.com/politics/featu…
This in @MotherJones was a great deep dive into Pruitt and God.

"Pruitt comes from a conservative brand of Christianity that interprets the Bible as sanctioning human exploitation of oil, gas, and coal, which are seen as gifts from God for man’s benefit." motherjones.com/environment/20…
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