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Making America Toxic Again

posted on February 27, 2018

Mother Jones’s Rebecca Leber profiles Scott Pruitt, the Trump-appointed head of the Environmental Protection Agency, who is also an evangelical Christian and Southern Baptist. Pruitt has offered up religious justifications for his approach to the EPA, which has put 50 environmental regulations under review since his appointment. Leber reports that Pruitt ascribes to a strain of conservative evangelicalism that believes the planet’s resources were created for human use. Leber writes, “This approach is the polar opposite from that of other religious leaders—including Pope Francis—who interpret stewardship as the responsibility humans have to protect God’s creation for as long as possible.”

Read at Mother Jones