Trump bragged he was going to gut the EPA and he chose Pruitt as his man to do it. This should be no surprise. They have already reversed very weak guidelines on managing coal ash to reduce risk of systemic contamination of water ways and aquifers around coal plants. This contamination is laden with dangerous toxic heavy metals including mercury and arsenic. A lot of people are going to get very ill because of these actions. I have family members (blood and in-laws) who spent a lot of time in western PA who have various neurological diseases (MS, MD, Parkinsons) that other family have not contracted. Almost certainly from exposure to heavy metal toxins from coal. And none of them were in the coal industry or in close vicinity of mines. Coal is poison and Trump is aggressively supporting the poisoning of America with coal, both by pushing its use as a fuel and weakening regulations that were already far too weak for the dangers associated with this fuel source.