This afternoon the U.S. Senate confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator. He was voted in less than 24 hours after an Oklahoma judge ordered him to disclose more than 3,000 secret emails between him and his pals in the fossil fuel industry.
We now have an EPA administrator who disdains the very mission of the agency (he sued to block basic health and environmental standards more than a dozen times) working under a president who said he wanted to abolish the EPA. We have very little hope that Pruitt will act in good faith to protect Creation and our air, water, and land.
Fortunately, there is still a lot we can do as individual people of faith and as houses of worship to stand up for Creation, but we need all hands on deck.
In a few weeks IPL faith leaders and clergy from several key states will travel to meet with their elected officials in Washington DC. They will be there to represent you and to be a witness for those who are most vulnerable to air pollution and climate impacts. These faith leaders will ask their elected officials to take a moral stand and defend the health of their constituents and the environment we share.
We have an uphill battle ahead of us, but with your help, we will organize a bigger, more powerful movement and defend Creation. Please make a donation today and help ensure a safe planet for our children and grandchildren.