Mary Chastain reviewed the impressive list of candidates for Donald Trump’s cabinet released by Buzzfeed, featuring well-known politicos such as Rudy Guiliani, Newt Gingrich, and Chris Christie, Ben Carson, and Sarah Palin.

However, via Don Surber, comes proof that Trump intends to dramatically change the political climate with his appointments by naming someone with a bit less notoriety to a fairly significant position.

Trump picked Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, to head his transition team at the EPA.

That move rattled the right cages.

Ebell realizes global cooling/global warming/climate change is just a socialist trick to expand government control.

Slate contributor Susan Matthews puts her concerns about the choice of Ebell succinctly:

While I know in my brain that “transition team” means “transition until Trump is president,” I cannot help but read this as “transition until we get rid of (or neuter) the EPA.” Trump has made it clear that he has no use for environmental regulation during his run.

As I have noted before, the EPA is no longer engaging in its original mission: Protecting human health and the environment from pollution. Carbon dioxide is not pollution, but a vital part of the life-sustaining atmosphere. That Ebell understands real science is a good indicator that serious and sober people will soon be in other key positions as well.

Ebell has the proper attitude when engaging climate change believers, too.

…In a biography submitted when he testified before Congress, he listed among his recognitions that he had been featured in a Greenpeace “Field Guide to Climate Criminals,” dubbed a “misleader” on global warming by Rolling Stone and was the subject of a motion to censure in the British House of Commons after Ebell criticized the United Kingdom’s chief scientific adviser for his views on global warming.

More recently, Ebell has called the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan for greenhouse gases illegal and said that Obama joining the Paris climate treaty “is clearly an unconstitutional usurpation of the Senate’s authority.”

Here is an interview during the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, during which President Obama signed economy-crushing climate accords, Ebell discusses his “climate criminal” status.

Donald van der Vaart, the Secretary of North Carolina’s Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources, as a detailed analysis as to why Ebell is the perfect choice to head the EPA transition team.

…State governments and their citizens have demonstrated the ability to implement programs that protect our environment without destroying the very thing that makes environmental protection possible: a strong economy.

Over the last eight years the Obama administration has abandoned this successful approach to environmental protection as envisioned by Congress. Instead, they have turned to special interest groups to drive centralized planning. Prime examples include the 2015 EPA Power Plan and the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.

…A thoughtful and knowledgeable individual like Myron Ebell appears to be perfectly suited to lead the transition to a new EPA. His position on climate change is simply one example of his suitability. The EPA does play a role in environmental protection. However, that role, like all federal government, should be limited in order to maximize freedom.

For those still unhappy with the Trump win, just consider the likelihood Hillary would have retained the current EPA head, who has overseen the Clean Power policy enforcement, Waters of the United States’ liberty crushing rules, the Animas River Spill, and the Flint water crisis.

My one wish was to watch Donald Trump tell EPA’s Gina McCathy, “You’re fired”. That this will be done by a patriot dubbed an “elegant nerd” with a sense of humor is nearly as good.

I can’t wait to see who Trump appoints next.


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