Exploring Obama's Environmental Legacy and Trump's Plan to Erase It

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A plush polar bear lies on the floor in front of a sign that reads "Tired of no progress" at U.N. climate change talks in Poznan, Poland, Friday, Dec. 12, 2008.
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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the EPA, testified in front of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works yesterday. Pruitt sued the EPA 13 times during the last eight years, challenging the regulations on the energy industry.

If confirmed, he will reverse much of President Obama's environmental legacy, including signing a global agreement to reduce climate emissions and designating 19 national monuments to preserve over 260 million acres.

Bill McKibben, an environmentalist, co-founder of 350.org, and a scholar in residence at Middlebury College, explains what Trump's EPA can and cannot do.