Wednesday, December 7, 2016

SOS: BREAKING: Trump puts Big Oil in charge of EPA

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Source: Michael Brune (Sierra Club)
Date: Dec 7, 2016 6:19 PM
Subject: BREAKING: Trump puts Big Oil in charge of EPA

Help us defend the EPA against Trump���s anti-science, anti-environment nomination.
Explore. Enjoy. Protect.

Big Oil lackey appointed to head EPA:

Donate to help us stop Trump and Pruitt

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Make an EMERGENCY gift to help us stop confirmation of Trump's EPA pick Scott Pruitt.

Dear Dave,


Trump just nominated one of Big Oil's greatest allies to head the EPA:

His pick, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, denies climate change is real. Pruitt viciously attacked the EPA and its efforts to stop air and water pollution. He's literally the mouthpiece of Big Oil, taking talking points written by energy lobbyists to publicly attack Obama's Clean Power Plan.

This is like putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires.

Our environment, our children's health, and the future of our natural world are on the line. We're mobilizing to pressure the Senate from confirming Big Oil Pruitt, but we need your financial support to win this fight:

Donate to the Sierra Club's EMERGENCY campaign to defend the EPA: Help us stop Scott Pruitt from being confirmed!

Pruitt's own bio proudly declares he "is a leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda."

Instead, he's been a leading advocate for Big Oil's agenda. In a New York Times expose, journalists discovered that letters Pruitt sent challenging Federal clean air regulators were actually written by energy lobbyists. In return, Big Polluters filled Pruitt's campaign coffers.

This is a disaster. Scott Pruitt will undoubtedly fulfill Trump's promise to reduce the EPA to "tidbits."

This nomination is so extreme, we actually have a shot at stopping Pruitt's confirmation. But we've got to rally and show Senators that Americans didn't vote to let fossil fuel executives run our government, destroy our climate, or undermine decades of progress on cleaning up our air and water.

Donate now to our EMERGENCY campaign to stop Scott Pruitt from being confirmed as EPA Chief.

It's time to show Trump that we will not allow him to destroy what we've fought so hard to protect. Clean water, clean air, and our children's health are too important.

Please respond today -- this will be one of the most consequential fights for our environment.


Michael Brune

Michael Brune
Executive Director
Sierra Club

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