Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sierra Club: Scott Pruitt is unfit to serve as EPA Administrator

SIERRA CLUB: SCOTT PRUITT IS UNFIT TO SERVE AS EPA ADMINISTRATOR


Scott Pruitt at CPAC 2015
Photo: Gage Skidmore 
Nation’s largest environmental organization asks Senate to stand up for Americans and oppose designation
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

WASHINGTON D.C.-- Today, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he plans to appoint Scott Pruitt as Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
In response, Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, released the following statement:
“Having Scott Pruitt in charge of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is like putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires. He is a climate science denier who, as Attorney General for the state of Oklahoma, regularly conspired with the fossil fuel industry to attack EPA protections.
“Nothing less than our children’s health is at stake. Scott Pruitt, whose own bio describes him as ‘a leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda’ cannot be trusted to head the EPA, an agency charged with protecting all Americans from threats to their water, air, and health. We strongly urge Senators, who are elected to represent and protect the American people, to stand up for families across the nation and oppose this nomination.”