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Sierra Club Executive Director Discusses New EPA Chief

Feb 27, 2017

Last Friday, Sierra Club members held a rally in downtown Atlanta.  They were there to support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, while voicing their opposition to its new chief.  

The U.S. Senate recently confirmed President Trump's nominee, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. During his time in Oklahoma, Pruitt fought against EPA regulations, often in consultation with energy firms, as revealed in recently-released emails.

Among his targets:  President Obama's Clean Power Plan, which Pruitt has promised to scrap.

On "Morning Edition," Denis O'Hayer spoke with the Sierra Club's national executive director, Michael Brune, about the new relationship between the environmental movement and the agency charged with enforcing environmental laws.