Congress is quickly approaching a committee vote for Scott Pruitt’s nomination as head of the EPA. Trump’s administration is trying to rush Pruitt’s confirmation as head of the EPA through, and the reason is obvious: Scott Pruitt would be an absolute disaster for our families and the future of our planet. That’s why we need you to call your senators today to tell them to reject Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA.
The best way to get your senator’s attention is to call, especially in a short period of time around a common issue. Emails and letters can be lost or ignored, but by calling, someone has to talk to you. To call your senators, just follow these three steps:
- Call 877-434-0011
- Tell your senator’s office: “I urge the senator to reject Scott Pruitt for head of the EPA, as well as the rest of Trump’s climate change-denying appointments.”
- Hang up and call back to be transferred to your other senator’s office.
The Oklahoma Attorney General’s nefarious relationships with the oil and gas industry[CD3] are no secret. Corporations like Devon Energy and Continental Resources have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Pruitt, who’s advocated vigorously on their behalf to limit fracking regulations in Oklahoma. And, as a self-described opponent of “the EPA’s activist agenda,” his disdain for the agency he’ll be running is apparent. In fact, he’s even sued the agency no fewer than 14 times—and 13 of those lawsuits involved companies that had contributed to Pruitt himself, or a campaign committee affiliated with him.
We can’t trust Scott Pruitt to enforce environmental regulations we’ve come to rely on to protect our air, water and planet. He’s spent his career trying to undermine the EPA to help his oil and gas friends. With a vote coming up this week for his confirmation, the best chance to fight his disastrous appointment is to call our senators today to tell them to vote no on Pruitt.