Last week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Adminstrator Scott Pruitt told a conservative radio show host that he was “a little bit dumbfounded by the media narratives” that exist about him. Yesterday (March 28), 10 environmental groups launched a new campaign to help clear up some of his confusion. Their ultimate goal: for Pruitt to be fired from his job.
The Sierra Club, Hip Hop Caucus, Green Latinos and other groups launched the Boot Pruitt campaign on multiple platforms, running a television commercial that aired during Fox & Friends and MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Per a statement released by the campaign:
The time has come. In just over one year, Scott Pruitt has taken dozens of actions to ensure the EPA fails in its mission to protect our health and environment; allowed major industrial polluters to dramatically increase the amount of mercury, arsenic, lead and other toxins they can dump into our air and water; turned his back on the dangers from climate change; stamped out science and silenced EPA’s scientists; and wreaked all this damage while spending lavishly on himself, prompting several investigations into ethical breaches. Mr. Pruitt has unquestionably failed the people he’s meant to protect, and failed the standard of ethical conduct required of a public official. We are standing together and standing up for the millions of children and families being exposed to deadly pollution by Scott Pruitt’s dangerous policies.
Here, a selection of tweets from elected officials, environmentalists and the other concerned people who are voicing their opinion using the hashtag #BootPruitt.
As EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt has undermined climate and public health protections, jeopardized the health of communities of color, and wasted taxpayer $$ on luxury travel. It’s time to #BootPruitt #LetusBreathehttps://t.co/0cr08mXVuI— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) March 28, 2018
Current EPA leader must go!— Hip Hop Caucus (@HipHopCaucus) March 28, 2018
undermines science ??
in bed w/ polluters ?️♂️??
doesn’t protect health of our families and planet ⚕️??♂️??♀️?
Stand w/ us, sign petition ??https://t.co/miviDcMDje
We’ve had enough. #BootPruitt pic.twitter.com/d0uSWY7vYa
WATCH: Today is the 1st Anniversary of Scott Pruitt’s refusal to protect our children, workers & consumers from a neurotoxic pesticide. @EPA must #BanChlorpyrifos https://t.co/mcew8hSmBT @Earthjustice #BootPruitt— Rev Yearwood (@RevYearwood) March 29, 2018
While the families of Flint, Michigan still await clean water, #PollutingPruitt installs a secret phone booth & flies first class around the world.— Raul M. Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) March 28, 2018
Prioritizing extra leg room over the public health of the American people means it’s time to #BootPruitt.https://t.co/x1mgM9ZzKs
Dear @EPAScottPruitt: I flew @SouthwestAir today. Since you are afraid of passengers in coach class, let me say we are just as nice as folks you ride with in first class.— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 29, 2018
Also your taxpayer funded first class travel doesn’t include the legendary Southwest peanuts. #BootPruitt pic.twitter.com/Tbo420fmyA
.#BootPruitt~Trump’s EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s dirty dealings are jeopardizing the health of communities of color & vulnerable communities that are particularly at risk from the impacts of dangerous pollution. https://t.co/YxzHode6bJ #environmentaljustice #climatechange pic.twitter.com/wIyLcUlCmn— Mustafa Santiago Ali (@EJinAction) March 28, 2018
.@EPAScottPruitt has proposed drastic budget cuts @EPA programs that protect Americans’ health – all while wasting $$$ on luxury & paranoid privacy measures. It’s time for answers. #BootPruitt pic.twitter.com/JM3eDw6ZvJ— Alma S. Adams (@RepAdams) March 28, 2018
During his tenure at @EPA, @EPAScottPruitt has put polluters before your health. Every. Single. Time. Now is the time to #BootPruitt.— Rachel B. (@racheleboyer) March 28, 2018
Join @SierraClub and organizations across the country here: https://t.co/Y3GfNQEXVk
We get penalized and mangled when we don’t pay taxes but meanwhile THIS is what you do my hard earned money that I am obligated to give to the Federal Government! #BootPruitt— Brittany (@Theebunique) March 28, 2018
Moms are dumbfounded too, @EPAScottPruitt.— Moms Clean Air Force (@CleanAirMoms) March 28, 2018
We’re dumbfounded that you want to Make America Dirty Again—and put our children’s health at risk.
We’re dumbfounded at the mess you’re making.
Time to #BootPruitt https://t.co/SphsDorLz7