This Wednesday, the Senate will be voting on the confirmation of Trump’s nominee William Wehrum, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation. Mr. Wehrum is a petrochemical lawyer and climate denier. The nomination has angered environmentalists, given Wehrum’s history as a lawyer for industries he would soon be charged with regulating, including polluters who are actively suing the EPA. Watch this great video as Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley discovers “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
CA Senator Harris also nails him on the California waiver issue.
Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to urge Sen. [___] vote NO on the latest unqualified nominee, William Wehrum, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation.
More script if you want it: This nominee cannot be trusted to protect public health and the environment. Additionally he will not commit to uphold California’s Green House Gas Waiver.
CALL Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com
And all of his friends: https://indivisibleventura.org/2017/10/20/enviro-pocalypse-now/
Some important background: https://splinternews.com/how-fossil-fuel-money-made-climate-denial-the-word-of-g-1797466298