#BootPruitt Campaign Aims to Oust EPA Administrator

By Ayana Byrd Mar 29, 2018

Last week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Adminstrator Scott Pruitt told a conservative radio show host that he was "a little bit dumbfounded by the media narrativesthat exist about him. Yesterday (March 28), 10 environmental groups launched a new campaign to help clear up some of his confusion. Their ultimate goal: for Pruitt to be fired from his job.

The Sierra Club, Hip Hop Caucus, Green Latinos and other groups launched the Boot Pruitt campaign on multiple platforms, running a television commercial that aired during Fox & Friends and MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Per a statement released by the campaign:

The time has come. In just over one year, Scott Pruitt has taken dozens of actions to ensure the EPA fails in its mission to protect our health and environment; allowed major industrial polluters to dramatically increase the amount of mercury, arsenic, lead and other toxins they can dump into our air and water; turned his back on the dangers from climate change; stamped out science and silenced EPA’s scientists; and wreaked all this damage while spending lavishly on himself, prompting several investigations into ethical breaches. Mr. Pruitt has unquestionably failed the people he’s meant to protect, and failed the standard of ethical conduct required of a public official. We are standing together and standing up for the millions of children and families being exposed to deadly pollution by Scott Pruitt’s dangerous policies.

Here, a selection of tweets from elected officials, environmentalists and the other concerned people who are voicing their opinion using the hashtag #BootPruitt.