More pollution? More dying rivers? More sick kids? Not on our watch.
Wednesday is the confirmation hearing for President-elect Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. American Rivers opposes Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator and we urge the Senate to reject his nomination.
Clean water is one of the most fundamental needs we have as human beings. Rivers provide more than two-thirds of our drinking water supplies. Clean water is essential to the health of our families. It grows the food we eat, it powers our economy and nurtures our communities.
Each and every American needs clean water. But Scott Pruitt has spent his career working against clean water. Take action today: Tell your Senators to vote NO on this nomination.
American Rivers signed a letter with over 160 other organizations opposing Scott Pruitt’s nomination. Highlights from the letter include:
“President-elect Trump’s nominee to head the EPA, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, has actively worked against the mission of the agency he has been nominated to lead and he should be rejected by the Senate.
“Mr. Pruitt has repeatedly sued the EPA to block clean air and clean water standards that will protect the health and well-being of millions of Americans.
“Mr. Pruitt has sued the EPA to overturn clean water safeguards for more than half the nation’s waterways, including streams that feed into the drinking water supplies of 117 million Americans. He even sued to block limits on water pollution into the Chesapeake Bay, which has no known connection to Oklahoma.
“There is a long bipartisan history in this country of supporting clean air, clean water and a healthy environment. The American public did not vote for more air and water pollution, for more pesticides in our foods or for more toxic chemicals in toys. The American people did not vote to put the EPA in the hands of someone who has recklessly worked against its mission to protect Americans’ health and the natural environment.”
Tell your senator that you value clean water and healthy rivers. Scott Pruitt is the wrong choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.
Thank you for standing with us to defend our rivers and clean water for our families, our fish and wildlife and future generations.