March 28, 2018
By Timothy Cama –
A coalition of environmental groups is teaming up for a multi-pronged campaign to try to get Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt fired or to resign.
The groups, including the Sierra Club, Green For All and Center For American Progress Action, are dubbing its campaign “Boot Pruitt.”
Its components, launching Wednesday, include commercials on cable shows targeted directly at President Trump, digital advertisements targeted on users in Pruitt’s home state of Oklahoma, web-based petitions, grassroots advocacy and a dedicated website, BootPruitt.com.
Greens have enthusiastically opposed Pruitt and his policies since Trump announced in December 2016 his intent to nominate him.
But the “Boot Pruitt” campaign represents a new level of coordination and effort that the groups say is a real attempt to get him out of office.
“Even before he took office, we knew that Scott Pruitt was a dangerous appointee. And ever since he was confirmed, he’s proven to be worse than we feared,” said Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club