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16 February 2017

A pedophile has no business running a day care center. A climate denier has no place running the EPA & TAKE ACTION: Last chance to reject Scott Pruitt & Nearly 800 Former EPA Staffers Sign Letter Opposing Scott Pruitt 16FEB17


scott pruitt as head of the EPA /  +U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is the same a putting a fox in a hen house or putting a pedophile in charge of a day care center. He has actually sued the EPA over environmental regulations and is a climate change denier, a perfect choice to head the agency in the opinion of the drumpf/trump-pence administration. If you value clean water, clean air, then you need to take the advise of  +Greenpeace USA and +Earthjustice  and contact your senators now and demand they vote against scott pruitt as head of the EPA. If you don't want to call using the toll free number below  (I did call, was connected to Sen Kaine's office), e mail your senators here.
NOTE, I did e mail Senators Kaine and Warner, and posted on their facebook pages. Sen Warner already has his opposition to pruitt's nomination posted, he will vote no. Sen Kaine has not made his position public. From Greenpeace, EarthJustice and +Huffington Post .....


Two of Trump's nominations down in one week! Is Scott Pruitt next?
Block Scott Pruitt

Call 1-877-969-2590 and tell your Senator not to put Scott Pruitt in charge of the EPA!
The resistance is working! First public outcry caused Michael Flynn to resign as National Security Director, now fast-food executive Andrew Puzder has withdrawn from consideration as Labor Secretary.

Will climate-denier Scott Pruitt be next? Call your senator TODAY at 877-969-2590 and tell them to vote against Pruitt’s nomination as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

If you’ve never called your senator before, don’t worry. It’s easy! There’s a script and a toll-free number ready for you. It will only take a couple of minutes, but it will make a big difference.

Step 1: Dial 877-969-2590.

Step 2: Before you are connected with your senate office, you will hear a message from me with some brief talking points.

Step 3: After the message ends, you will be transferred to one of your senators' offices. You may be put on hold, but don’t hang up! Your message couldn’t be more important.

In case you want to practice ahead of time, here are the talking points written out:
  1. My name is _______ and I’m calling to ask the senator to vote NO on Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head up the EPA. 
  2. Scott Pruitt is a known climate-change denier who pushes fracking and other dirty energy sources over clean energy. By nominating Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Donald Trump is putting America’s communities, health, and environment at risk. 
Call 877-969-2590 today to tell your senator to vote NO on Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA. 

As Oklahoma Attorney General, Pruitt blocked basic protections for clean drinking water and helped the industry hide the connections between fracking and earthquakes.Pruitt has made a career suing the EPA to undo critical environmental protections for our air and water. He’s also received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry since 2002, leaving little doubt about whose interests he’ll protect as EPA head — and it’s not people or the environment.
If climate change denial is going to be the default position of the Trump White House, then relentless resistance will be the default position of the American people. It is now up to each one of us to fight for each other, and to resist the ways in which Donald Trump and his crony cabinet threaten our communities, climate, and country.

Thousands have already spoken out in resistance — writing messages, showing up at rallies, and going to town halls. Now let’s pick up the phones and make sure we can’t be ignored! Call 877-969-2590 right now. 

In united resistance,

Jill Pape
Climate Campaigner, Greenpeace USA

P.S. The resistance is growing louder by the minute — and it’s working! Add your voice by calling 877-969-2590 to stop the appointment of climate-denier Scott Pruitt.

1 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/14/us/scott-pruitt-trump-epa-pick.html2 http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?c-t-eid=6583668&d-cci=36,33&d-ccb=95,98,97#[{1|gro=y

TAKE ACTION: Last chance to reject Scott Pruitt
Last month, nearly one million letters—over 55,000 from Earthjustice activists—urging their senators to vote NO on Scott Pruitt’s nomination as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were personally delivered to the Senate.
On February 2, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted to send Pruitt’s nomination to the full Senate for a vote, despite the fact that he stonewalled more than 1,000 critical questions about his views on the environment and potential conflicts of interest.
More than 870,000 messages from the public—including 55,819 letters from Earthjustice activists—are presented as Sen. Carper speaks during a “sunshine” roundtable on Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Witnesses testified, shining a light on what impacts Pruitt may have if confirmed as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (Photo courtesy of the Climate Action Coalition)
More than 870,000 messages from the public—including 55,819 letters from Earthjustice activists—are presented as Sen. Carper speaks during a “sunshine” roundtable on Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Witnesses testified, shining a light on what impacts Pruitt may have if confirmed as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Photo of the stack of letters delivered to Senate Democrats urging them to reject the nomination of Scott Pruitt. (Photo courtesy of Climate Action Coalition)
We have never encountered a presidential nominee like Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. His record on vital community protections and environmental standards indicates an open hostility towards the essential purpose and functions of the EPA—the very agency he seeks to lead.
Our Congressional leaders must not act as if they have a mandate to destroy critical environmental and public health protections, because nothing could be further from the truth.
The Senate must not overlook the fact that the majority of voters value clean air and clean water, and trust the EPA to protect us from Big Oil and polluters. Instead, our senators should protect the health of our communities by rejecting Scott Pruitt’s nomination.
Sincerely,

Nearly 800 Former EPA Staffers Sign Letter Opposing Scott Pruitt

“Scott Pruitt represents what we environmental lawyers call an ‘imminent and substantial endangerment’ to our health and environment.”

 02/16/2017 12:19 pm ET | Updated 2 hours ago
Hundreds of former Environmental Protection Agency officials have signed a letter in protest of Scott Pruitt’s nearing confirmation as EPA Administrator. 
The letter, put together by the nonprofit group Environmental Integrity Project, was signed by 773 former EPA staffers, including scientists, engineers and attorneys. The EIP sent the letter to the Senate, where members could confirm Pruitt as early as Friday, the organization said in a statement. 
“Pruitt, a close ally of the oil and gas industry, has made a career of suing EPA and attacking the idea of federal action to reduce pollution – while simultaneously failing to enforce environmental laws in his own state and shutting down the Environmental Protection Unit in the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office,” the EIP said in the statement.
As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt sued the EPA more than a dozen times. He is a climate change denier whose own LinkedIn page refers to himself as “a leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda.”
In a January confirmation hearing, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) asked Pruitt if “there is any safe level of lead that can be taken into the human body.”
“Senator, that is something I have not reviewed nor know about,” Pruitt replied. (The answer is no).
Ellen Spitalnik was a former EPA attorney who served both Republican and Democratic administrations from 1980 to 2002. She signed the letter in opposition to President Donald Trump’s pick.
“My life’s work is protecting public health and the environment, so I must speak out against this unqualified extremist,” Spitalnik said in a statement. “Pruitt represents what we environmental lawyers call an ‘imminent and substantial endangerment’ to our health and environment. He threatens the very integrity of EPA and must not be allowed to continue shutting down environmental enforcement, disregarding science and putting private interests above public good.”
In a 2014 New York Times investigation, the publication said that Pruitt blasted the EPA in a letter he wrote to the organization as attorney general. It turned out the letter had first been written by oil and gas industry lobbyists that opposed regulations. Pruitt had copied the letter nearly word for word on his own stationary.
Staff at the EPA told Reuters this week that once Pruitt has been confirmed, Trump has prepared a handful of executive orders meant to reshape the agency.
“It is clear that [Pruitt] will launch an unprecedented attack on basic environmental protections that will result in more pollution and illnesses for the American people,” said one of the letter’s signers, Judith Enck, in the statement. Enck was an EPA Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey from 2010 until last month.
“He will do permanent damage to the work of the EPA.”
MY E MAIL TO SENATORS KAINE AND WARNER VIA THE LVC WEBSITE....
If Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from dirty energy companies and then acted on their behalf when suing the Environmental Protection Agency, how can we trust him to now lead it? It is like putting a pedophile in charge of a day care center.
If confirmed, Pruitt could block the Clean Water Rule for good and the Clean Power Plan in its tracks. The damage to our environment after 4 years of the EPA being mismanaged and deregulated by scott pruitt will take decades to reverse and repair, and some damage may be permanent.
An overwhelming majority of Americans agree that we need strong action on climate change and we need it now. We urge you to oppose Scott Pruitt and demand an EPA Administrator who is guided by science, respects our environmental laws, and will place protecting public health first.

You must vote NO on the scott pruitt nomination to head the EPA.