by James Delingpole
Hollywood’s whoopings and ululations over the departure of Scott Pruitt tell you all you need to know. This was never about saving the environment. It was about desperate, vengeful progressives claiming a political scalp as their peevish sop to console themselves for their despair that Donald Trump is #winning…
They may gloat all they like, those “progressives.”
But this is, at best, a Pyrrhic victory for them.
Pruitt is gone.
His replacement, Andrew Wheeler, though, is their worst nightmare.
He’s an ex-coal-industry lobbyist.
He led the team – with Steve Milloy – that killed Cap and Trade in 2009/10.
He gets – far more than Scott Pruitt ever did – that environmentalism has nothing to do with saving the planet and everything to do with killing capitalism.