Here's A List Of Climate-Change Deniers The EPA May Be Considering For Its 'Red Team' Debate - 2017-10-25
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says he wants the "true, legitimate, peer-reviewed, objective, transparent discussion about CO₂" that Americans deserve. He's pitched a "red-team, blue-team exercise" ― a public, potentially televised debate about the threat of carbon emissions ― to shape the national conversation about climate change.
HuffPost has obtained a list of prominent climate-change deniers that the Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank, assembled and submitted to the agency in May. The Illinois-based group, which has ties to the fossil fuel billionaires who run Koch Industries, boasted in July that the White House "reached out" for help identifying scientists for these debates.
In an email summarizing a Sept. 28 Heartland Institute meeting, which E&E news obtained and published two weeks ago, Bast wrote that he assembled a list "of around 150 climate experts" that he sent "to folks at EPA in response to their request for recommendations."