Stephen Hawking calls for EPA chief ouster

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Posted on March 21, 2017, 12:54 pm
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Celebrity physicist Stephen Hawking, a vocal critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, said Trump’s environmental policies are particularly concerning, going so far as to call for Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency’s chief, to be replaced.

“He should replace Scott Pruitt at the Environment Protection Agency,” Hawking said in an interview on the Good Morning Britain television show, adding that climate change is a danger. “It affects America badly, so tackling it should win votes for his second term. God forbid.”

In the wide ranging interview, Hawking said he would like to visit the U.S. but fears he “may not be welcome” though there don’t appear to be any calls to bar the 75-year-old Cambridge scientist from coming to the U.S.

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