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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Discounts Carbon’s Role in Warming Planet

  • Says greenhouse gas is not a ‘primary contributor’ to warming
  • Pruitt credits innovation, natural gas for carbon decline
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Trump's Mysterious Feelings on Global Warming

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Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said he does not believe carbon dioxide is the main cause of climate change, and pledged to listen to industries’ concerns before issuing new regulations.

"Measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do, and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact," Pruitt said on CNBC’s "Squawk Box" on Thursday. "So no, I would not agree it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see."