Environmental groups are launching a nationwide campaign on Monday to highlight the climate denialism rampant among President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks and demand lawmakers reject their nominations.
#DayAgainstDenial, spearheaded by the climate group 350.org but supported by a coalition of organizations and activists, calls on the U.S. Senate to vote against Trump’s nominees to lead his administration, including former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, tapped for secretary of state; former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, nominated for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief; former Texas Governor Rick Perry for secretary of energy; and Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) for secretary of the interior.
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All four have denied climate change and have ties to the fossil fuel industry, the groups said.
“Repeat after me,” 350’s communications director Jamie Henn wrote on Twitter. “The CEO of the world’s largest oil company should not run our foreign policy.”
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