Tell your Senator to reject the nomination of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator
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President-elect Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt, a climate-change denier and bedfellow of polluter lobbyists, to head the Environmental Protection Agency is an attack on the right of all Americans to safe, breathable air and drinkable clean water.
Tell your senator to reject this nomination and demand a nominee who will protect all Americans’ right to a safe and healthy environment.
Pruitt boasts that he leads the charge against pollution limits on toxic substances like soot and mercury, putting people at increased risk for cancer, childhood asthma and other health problems. He also falsely claims that fracking doesn’t contaminate drinking water supplies.
Pruitt has filed numerous lawsuits attacking commonsense safeguards that reduce industrial pollution from the fossil fuel industry, and has even been part of a coordinated national corporate campaign to undo the federal pollution protections that are supposed to keep our air and water clean. In exchange, he has received nearly $315,000 from the fossil fuel industry since 2002.
Big polluters are pumping millions of dollars into a secretive political organization created to force Pruitt’s nomination through the Senate. Having Scott Pruitt in charge of the agency with authority over environmental and public health protections would be a boon for polluters who have spent decades evading EPA safeguards that protect clean air, clean water, wildlife, our communities and our health.
The EPA is responsible for upholding national air quality standards and regulating discharges of pollutants into bodies of water to protect people and the environment. We demand an EPA administrator who will carry out its mission, not someone who has spent his career trying to tear it down.
The head of the EPA should be working to ensure that our air is clean to breathe and our water is safe to drink—not to ensure that polluters get a free pass.
Urge your senator to protect the health of our communities by rejecting Scott Pruitt’s nomination.
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