Wednesday, January 18, 2017

RE: Please do not support the nomination of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA

RE: Please do not support the nomination of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA

Dear Senator Durbin.

As your constituent I am gravely concerned about Scott Pruitt heading the Environmental Protection Agency and I am asking you not to support his nomination.

As Attorney General of Oklahoma he has abused his power as an elected official to attack charities on behalf of agribusiness interests -- specifically attacking The Humane Society of the United States because of their work to crack down on cockfighting, puppy mills, and intensive confinement of animals on factory farms.

I have concerns about Scott Pruitt leading the federal agency responsible for a number of important animal issues, including animal testing for pesticides and chemicals, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution from factory farms.

I urge you not to support Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA. He has abused the power of his office as Oklahoma's Attorney General in order to attack and silence animal welfare groups because he disagrees with their political views.

Thank you,
WKR
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Lombard, IL 60148