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Scott Pruitt to Face Confirmation Hearings Wednesday as Trump's Pick for EPA
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  • Michellekbxu

    Dear Senator, I strongly urge you to oppose Donald Trump's nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. We all rely on the EPA to enforce our clean air and clean water laws and to keep us safe from toxic pollution. The leader of this agency should respect the importance of our bedrock environmental laws, be guided by science to make informed decisions, and above all, place the health of our families and communities above the desires of big polluters. Scott Pruitt possesses none of these values. He has long opposed responsible rules for cutting pollution, including the EPA's Clean Power Plan, and he's been in lockstep with the fossil fuel industry for years. He has fought EPA pollution limits on toxic substances like soot and mercury, putting us all 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 secretive, 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. As my voice in the U.S. Senate, I urge you to scrutinize Pruitt's record of attacking safeguards that protect us from big polluters. 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. Please reject the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator.

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