This year, the American press has suppressed news related to the near assassination of the Republican congressional baseball team by a Bernie Sanders supporter and the apparently brutal beating of Senator Rand Paul by a neighbor whose Facebook pages are filled with anti-Trump messages.

In this environment, it is no wonder that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, who has rolled back many toxic climate change regulations, feels the need to direct his agency’s dollars to his own security.

There are so many threats against the head of the Environmental Protection Agency that his security detail is being expanded from 18 to 30, it was reported Monday.

Officials said the extraordinary measures are necessary because Scott Pruitt is getting far more death threats than anyone who has ever led the agency.

“We have at least four times — four to five times the number of threats against Mr. Pruitt than we had against Ms. McCarthy,” Assistant Inspector General Patrick Sullivan told CNN, referring to Gina McCarthy, EPA chief during the Obama administration.

A case study to demonstrate the toxic environment and savagery of today’s progressives is the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White, an experienced Texan politician with over 6 years of high-level administrative experience, as the lead of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Last year, she and Stephen Moore wrote the book Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy.

Her grilling during the Senate confirmation process is a verbal burning-at-the-stake for environmental heresy. This video from the always pompous Sheldon Whitehouse will give you a sense of what White endured.

Czech theoretical physicist Lubos Motl, who has studied the numbers and the dynamics related to climate change issues and is a skeptic himself, had a full analysis of the exchange. He concludes the questions were entirely irrelevant to energy policy and not based on credible science:

…The questions by Whitehouse are a typical political trial designed to hurt the image of Ms White. Most climate alarmists wouldn’t know the answer to that question, either, and even most of those who would know because they just memorized a number from an article wouldn’t really know what it means, whether it means anything, and how such numbers may be estimated.

On the other hand, White served for six years on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as chairman. There she oversaw 3,000, engineers, scientists, attorneys, and other technical and administrative employees. White also issued 1,000 administrative enforcement orders, handled million dollar budgets responsibly, and successfully issued thousands of permits so that businesses could operate.

I would assert that she is well qualified to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality, as she has the practical experience to do so. You can get a sense of White’s professionalism by reading this piece on “Cleaning the Air on Climate Change.

Policies to replace fossil fuel-based electric generation with wind and solar generation necessitate massive land modification and habitat destruction. Renewable installations can require hundreds to thousands more acres of land than a coal, natural gas or nuclear power plant to produce the same power. In contrast to pre-industrial eras when forests were a primary source of energy, the density and efficiency of fossil fuels have been kind to trees -shrinking mankind’s physical footprint on the surface of the earth.

The organized attack by environmental justice warriors also included viscious social media attacks. Perhaps my favorite is this one, because I think it’s her best selling point:

However, most went something like this:

Clearly, the progressive #WarOnWomen continues, as does the war on #ClimateChangeHeretics.

Legal Insurrection readers have a chance to help, if so inclined. Please contact your Senators and voice your support for President Trump’s and Pruitt’s more sensible and realistic approach to protecting our environment without crippling our economy and destroying what’s left of our middle classes.