President-Elect Donald Trump has nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. For anyone who cares about the environment and its future, this is unacceptable. Pruitt has long been a public denier of climate change and has sued the EPA to try to stop regulations vital to the preservation of our environment, including:
- Limits on global warming pollution from power plants
- The Clean Water Rule protections on drinking water sources
- Air pollution standards
- Protections against toxic pollutants from power plants
- Air quality standards in national parks
And, Pruitt has close ties to the energy industry who benefits from a lax EPA - he's received hundreds of thousands of dollars from lobbyists.
This is one of the worst case senarios for our environment. If confirmed by the Senate, Pruitt will have enourmous resources to fight the climate preserving legislation we already have in place, as well as prevent the introduction of new regulations.
Let's not let this nomination go through without a fight. Tweet the president-elect @realDonaldTrump and tell him the nomination is not acceptable and call your Senator and tell them we cannot allow someone who does not believe in environmental protections to be in charge of our Environmental Protection Agency.