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URGE SEN. TOOMEY TO REJECT TRUMP’S CLIMATE DENYING NOMINEES

As you know, we face vigorous attempts by the incoming Trump administration to roll back on all environmental protection that we have gained over the past decades.  Environmental groups in Pittsburgh are rising to this challenge.

Our first action will be local participation in a nation-wide ‘Day Against Denial’ event calling on Sen. Pat Toomey to reject the nomination of:

  • ExxonMobil’s CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State A top funder of climate denial and attacks on climate action, for Secretary of State.
  • Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for EPA head.  Even though he spent most of his time in office filing (and losing) lawsuits against the EPA. He even let an oil company write some of his official correspondence.
  • Former Texas Governor Rick Perry for Department of Energy. Perry is on the board of the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline, and said he wanted to eliminate the agency altogether.
  • Rep. Ryan Zinke for Department of Interior. Zinke has been fighting to dig up as much coal, oil and gas from public lands as possible.

Join us for a demonstration outside the Senator’s office:

Noon to 1:00 pm, Monday, January 9
100 Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15219

During the demonstration we will present a petition to Sen. Toomey’s office manager. The same petition will be presented to Sen. Bob Casey at a later date.

And sign the petition HERE.

Bring your friends, relatives, and co-workers to the
noon-time demonstration, and don’t forget your signs.

Current co-sponsors of this event include 350 Pittsburgh, Clean Water Action, Food and Water Watch, GASP, Marcellus Protest, Moms Clean Air Force, and Sierra Club Allegheny Group.

For more information, contact Peter Wray at pjwray@verizon.net.

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