CABINET/CLIMATE CHANGE/EPA/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/SCOTT PRUITT: “Scott Pruitt’s first weeks leading the Environmental Protection Agency have been marked by infighting among competing factions, three sources tell CNN, including a group that believes Pruitt may not go far enough to reshape the agency and pare back regulations.
Some conservatives both inside and outside the agency are concerned their dream of reigning in Obama-era EPA regulations and gutting the agency in a more wholesale fashion will not come to fruition.
Several sources outlined three feuding factions within EPA: firm conservatives who want to see a more aggressive pullback of the agency’s regulatory footprint; career employees, many of whom are concerned the new administration is hostile to environmental and climate concerns; and Pruitt’s inner circle, who are reluctant to go along with some of the most unpopular rollbacks that are controversial even among moderate Republicans.”

-Rene Marsh, “EPA’s Pruitt facing challenge from conservatives,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, March 28, 2017