January 6, 2017

350 Action on Manchin: “Major failing” to support Pruitt

Brooklyn, NY — Following a meeting yesterday with Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to discuss his nomination for EPA administrator, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) expressed his support for the nominee, saying he “has the right experience for the position.”

350 Action Executive Director May Boeve gave the following response:

“That Manchin would throw his support behind a fossil fuel industry puppet like Pruitt for the EPA is a major failing for the Democratic party. With Keith Ellison working to transform the party from the inside out, Manchin represents the antiquated views we can’t afford under a Trump presidency, especially when it comes to the climate. It’s up to Democrats to resist Trump at every turn — and that means fighting climate denial tooth and nail — if they want to win elections and protect our future.”

On Monday, climate and environmental organizations will be joined by people across the country at rallies for the ‘Day Against Denial’ aimed at stopping Trump’s cabinet. The rallies will take place at dozens of U.S. Senators’ in-state offices, calling for these elected officials to reject Trump’s climate denial cabinet, including Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon, for Secretary of State; Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator; Ex-Gov. Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy; and Rep. Ryan Zinke for Department of Interior.


Contact: Dani Heffernan, 350 Action, dani@350.org, (305) 992-1544