Scotty, Say It Isn’t So

Scotty, Say It Isn’t So

by David Archibald

29 March 2017


Despite being based in London, James Delingpole seems to be well informed on what is happening at the highest ranks of the EPA. Right now he is saying that Scott Pruitt is backpedaling on the Endangerment Finding with the reason being that Scott Pruitt wants to increase his chances of being elected as a senator for Oklahoma rather than undertake one of President Trump’s main campaign promises. Few people write better than James Delingpole so his article does not need restating here.

But he ends with these words, “If Scott Pruitt is not up to that task, then maybe it’s about time he did the decent thing and handed over the reins to someone who is.”

Myron Ebell

Now who might that be? My pick is Myron Ebell who headed up Trump’s transition team for the EPA and who, at one stage, looked like he would be the one appointed to run it. He is now back at his role as Director of Global Warming and International Environmental Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.

In Delingpole’s words, Mr Ebell is “cultured, fearsomely intelligent” with “erudition, sweet politeness, and crushing one liners”.


David Archibald is the author of American Gripen: The Solution to the F-35 Nightmare