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Scott Pruitt to Face Confirmation Hearings Wednesday as Trump's Pick for EPA
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  • Janine
    02/06/2017
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    A PERSON WHO HAS SPENT A CAREER TRYING TO TEAR DOWN A FEDERAL AGENCY SHOULD NOT BE RUNNING IT. Pruitt's confirmation would have disastrous consequences on one of our government's most important agencies. His actions as Oklahoma Attorney General exhibit a deep level of disrespect for environmental protections and the health and wellbeing of his constituents – he spent his career suing the EPA, he shut down his own state’s environmental protection unit and set up a different unit whose sole purpose was to sue the EPA, he has been a relentless opponent of pollution regulations. His appointment threatens the agency’s entire purpose - this is a tragic example of the fox guarding the hen house. In fact, he is completely unqualified to head the EPA – he does not believe in basic climate science, despite what he said at his confirmation hearings (his record speaks for itself), he has no science, health or regulatory experience. He also has significant conflicts of interest that he has not been pressed on, specifically with regard to his connections with corporate polluters. The people in his state and who have worked under him don't even believe he's qualified. He is a danger to our future. DO NOT CONFIRM PRUITT TO HEAD THE EPA.

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