Posted by: maboulette | March 6, 2018

Scott Pruitt Just Made Matters Worse

Scott Pruitt - EPA

This past Thursday, Pruitt announced he will try to scrap EPA rules restricting the disposal of coal ash, the toxic byproduct from coal-fired power plants. Coal ash often contains arsenic, chromium, lead, and mercury and has caused major water contamination problems across the country.


With this decision, Pruitt is again putting polluters ahead of our health — he needs to step down. He’s already under fire for a massive scandal over extravagant travel expenses and is facing an unprecedented 55 anti-secrecy lawsuits.


We have a short window to make that happen. We’re building a massive campaign — including rallies across the country, serious pressure on Congress to investigate Pruitt, and demands for his resignation.


Pruitt’s tenure at EPA must end and it must end now. Pruitt has abandoned the EPA’s mission to advocate for our public health and the wellbeing of our communities, all for the benefit of corporate polluters. In less than a year, Pruitt has already tried to dismantle nearly 70 critical environmental safeguards, including:

  • Repealing the Clean Power Plan, which limits carbon pollution from dirty power plants, putting our communities at risk.
  • Gambling with the drinking water of 117 million people by delaying and repealing the Clean Water Rule, blocking critical protections for the drinking water of 1 in 3 people in the U.S.
  • Selling out our most basic public health protections by dramatically weakening safeguards against hazardous industrial air pollution — which will cause a huge rise in pollutants including lead, mercury, and arsenic and endanger the lives of children, the elderly, and communities of color.

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