by Cameron Langford
Courthouse News

HOUSTON (CN) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s director Scott Pruitt and speakers at a fossil fuels conference in Houston sponsored by right-wing groups had a mutual lovefest, with Pruitt praising the groups for their commitment to oil and gas and the groups lauding Pruitt for getting the EPA “out of science.”

The Heartland Institute advocates for decreased government regulation and has been described as the leading U.S. organization pushing climate-change skepticism…

“The EPA was always junk science-fueled,” said Steve Milloy, founder of and author of “Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA,” during a “Reforming EPA” panel.

“We need to get government out of science, especially in the EPA,” he said.