Alexa and Jacob live thousands of miles apart but share this one thing in common: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has failed them both.
Like the fireman in Ray Bradbury’s dystopian classic, Fahrenheit 451, whose job is to burn books rather than save them, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has perverted the Environmental Protection Agency’s mission with a radical agenda to undermine not only the agency itself but also more than half a century of bipartisan environmental progress in this country. That’s why the Sierra Club has joined 10 other national environmental organizations in demanding that Pruitt be fired immediately. And thanks to an ever-mounting series of scandals, it might just happen.
Ten of the nation’s largest and most influential environmental groups today launched a coordinated campaign to drive Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt from office, calling him a dire threat to Americans’ health and our environment.
Scott Pruitt’s relentless assault on science continues, and this proposal is ripped straight from the Big Tobacco playbook. Just like we know that cigarettes are dangerous, we too know that pollution and climate disruption pose a threat to our families — but Pruitt wants to try Big Tobacco’s tricks to hide the truth.
A Hollywood scriptwriter couldn’t make this up. One day after new data revealed widespread toxic water contamination near coal ash disposal sites, Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt announced a proposal to repeal the very 2015 EPA safeguards that had required this data to be tracked and released in the first place.