The new director of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, had made a career out of cozying up to the oil and gas industry. His experience for the position comes from doing the bidding of private corporations looking to profit from the exploitation of natural resources for private gain. He has shown no concern for the threats of climate change and has neglected the overwhelming science that says imminent action is needed. He has undermined the laws and protections that have contributed to cleaner water and air and plans to dismantle the safeguards that have kept us from going the way of China or India, where people have to wear masks to be outside. We have worked too hard and there is too much to do to let corporations coopt the EPA now.
If Scott Pruitt is successful our children and grandchildren will pay the price. Let's make an environmentalist out of Scott Pruitt by gifting him with a lifetime membership to MCE. Your gift of a one year membership will ensure that he receives our newsletters and e-alerts and that he stays up to date on issues impacting the health of Missourians.