President-elect Donald Trump today announced the appointment of Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Yes, the same Scott Pruitt who is currently suing the agency that works day and night to protect Americans from environmental dangers.

The Los Angeles Times had this to say about the appointment:

Pruitt, who has described the science on climate change as “unsettled” (it’s not), has sued the EPA challenging its authority to regulate under the Clean Water Act, and over President Obama’s Clean Power Plan to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants, among other issues. He argued before Congress earlier this year that states should have the primary responsibility for environmental regulation, reserving federal action only for water and air pollution issues that cross state lines.

“Air and water quality issues can cross state lines, and can sometimes require federal intervention,” Pruitt said. “At the same time, the EPA was never intended to be our nation’s frontline environmental regulator. The states were to have regulatory primacy.“

This is a new low, even for President-elect Donald J. Trump. Hey America, in the words of the late Karen Carpenter, ‘We’ve Only Just Begun.’