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Liberal Heads Explode as Trump Plans to Nominate EPA Critic Scott Pruitt to Head the EPA

Pruitt also filed court briefs in May with five other attorneys general, saying that the president unlawfully blocked the Keystone XL Pipeline project. And in 2014, he sued the EPA over the agency's expansion of water bodies regulated under the federal Clean Water Act.

"Respect for private property rights have allowed our nation to thrive, but with the recently finalized rule, farmers, ranchers, developers, industry and individual property owners will now be subject to the unpredictable, unsound and often byzantine regulatory regime of the EPA," Pruitt said last year.

Progressive heads, as you might imagine, are exploding.

Here are some headlines from some non-"fake news" outlets today:

Politico:  "Trump to pick oil ally Pruitt to head EPA"

The Intercept: "Donald Trump's EPA Team Will Be Run by Fossil-Fuel Industry Advocates"

Vox: "Trump’s EPA pick is an ardent foe of virtually everything Obama’s EPA has done"

(They say that like it's a bad thing...)

American NewsX: "Get Ready To Choke On America's Filthy Air..."

Huff-Po: "Donald Trump Picks Fossil Fuel-Friendly Oklahoma Attorney General..."

The New York Times originally went with, "Donald Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Ally of Fossil Fuel Industry" but later changed their headline to something less obnoxious:

Left-wing politicos had much the same reaction on Twitter:

Former Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer had perhaps the best reaction.

Having fun yet kids?