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Ask Your Senators to Hold EPA Administrator Nominee Scott Pruitt Accountable for Clean Water

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is President-elect Trump’s nominee for EPA administrator. Mr. Pruitt’s statements around climate change, at odds with the majority of climate scientists, and close ties to the fossil fuel industry appear out of step with the mission of this scientific agency. Add your voice to ask Senator Merkley and Senator Wyden to oppose Mr. Pruitt’s nomination and to hold him accountable by asking questions about how he will defend and uphold our nation’s environmental standards and programs.

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Protecting clean water and healthy rivers isn’t a partisan issue. In 1970, Republican President Richard Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to research, establish, and enforce environmental standards. The first administrator of the EPA, William Ruckelshaus, declared:

“As we work toward pollution abatement, we shall also strive to provide information and leadership; to enhance the environmental awareness of all the people and all of the institutions of this society. A clean and healthy environment is up to all of us. So we shall be an advocate for the environment with individuals, with industry, and within government.”

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is President-elect Trump’s nominee for EPA administrator. Mr. Pruitt’s statements around climate change, at odds with the majority of climate scientists, and close ties to the fossil fuel industry appear out of step with the mission of this scientific agency. 

Here in southern Oregon, the health of the Rogue River, and the communities that rely upon it, is protected by fundamental environmental laws and programs that are implemented and enforced by the EPA. On January 18th, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a hearing to consider Mr. Pruitt's nomination. 

Take action: Add your voice to ask Senator Merkley and Senator Wyden to oppose Mr. Pruitt’s nomination and to hold him accountable by asking questions about how he will defend and uphold our nation’s environmental standards and programs. 

 

 

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