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To: Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley
Tell Senators Wyden and Merkley to Reject Trump's Climate-Denying Cabinet
Please vote to block President-Elect Trump's climate-denying cabinet nominations: Rex Tillerson (Secretary of State), Scott Pruitt (Head of the EPA), Ryan Zinke (Secretary of the Interior) and Rick Perry (Secretary of Energy).
Why is this important?
This year will likely go down as the hottest year in recorded history. The science is clear: human-caused climate change is an eminent threat to the health and well being of our planet and all its inhabitants.
Our country needs strong leadership to tackle this urgent threat, leadership that acknowledges the science of what is at stake. Trump has nominated some of the biggest climate deniers and corporate polluters to the highest environmental offices (including the CEO of the biggest carbon polluter in the country, Exxon Mobile). The nominations of the Secretary of State (Rex Tillerson), Head of the EPA (Scott Pruitt), Secretary of the Interior (Ryan Zinke) and Secretary of Energy (Rick Perry) reflect the interests of the fossil fuel industry and big oil at the expense clean air, water, and national security.
Our country cannot afford to let big profits drive the agenda of critical agencies. We have far surpassed the safe threshold of carbon in our atmosphere, it is time now to put the people and planet over short-sighted greed.