To: The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Donald Trump
We demand that Scott Pruitt resign as head of the EPA
Pruitt has a long history of hostility toward the EPA and now has been put in charge of it so that he can undermine our rights as citizens to have clean water and air and clean energy to combat global warming. We want someone who cares about the environment to be in charge of the EPA.
Why is this important?
Scott Pruitt has been put in charge of the EPA by President Trump. The problem is that Pruitt supports the Keystone XL Pipeline and he has been critical of the vast amount of scientific evidence of global warming. As Oklahoma Attorney General, he has sued the EPA 14 times over clean air and water regulations calling those “unnecessary”. During his confirmation hearing he tried to walk back on his position of denying climate change but failed to admit that humans have caused climate change - claiming the degree of human impact is “debatable”. NASA and NOAA have clearly documented that 2016 was the hottest year in recorded history and human activity is the source. His direct conflicts of interest are evident by the fact that oil and gas are major industries in Oklahoma and he has supported them and failed to work toward the transition to clean/renewable energy that the American people are demanding - clean energy that will create jobs.