President-elect Trump nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator. Pruitt has a long history of questioning the science of climate change and opposing safeguards for water, air, and public health. Pruitt has led the charge to throw out the Clean Water Rule, a vital safeguard for our nation’s waterways. As the Oklahoma Attorney General, Pruitt was one of the first to sue the Obama administration to block EPA from protecting the drinking water sources of 117 million Americans. The EPA Administrator must be someone ready to protect people’s health and natural resources, not the fossil fuel industry and powerful polluters.
Fringe positions that ignore the reality of climate change, push dirty fossil fuels, and don’t value clean air and water have no place at the top of our Federal agencies. But President Elect Trump has stacked his transition team with fossil fuel lobbyists and anti science climate deniers. His nominee for EPA is a climate-denying idealouge who has sued to stop commonsense protections like the Clean Water Rule and Clean Power Plan.
That’s why we are fighting back, and will oppose any cabinet appointees who deny climate science or would seek to gut our bedrock environmental protections or roll back recent climate progress. We must protect the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts, remain in the Paris agreement, and implement the Clean Power Plan. Putting Federal agencies under the watch of people without those goals is a threat to future generations.
Will you join us and tell your Senator to oppose the confirmation of Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt and any other climate denier or anti-environment agency head? Send a message today.