• Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • SF Office
    (415) 393-0707
  • DC Office
    (202) 224-3841
  • Los Angeles Office
    (310) 914-7300
  • Senator Kamala Harris
  • SF Office
    (415) 981 - 9369
  • DC Office
    (202) 224-3553
  • Sacramento Office
    (916) 448-2787
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee
  • Oakland Office
    (510) 763-0370
  • DC Office
    (202) 225-2661
CALL SCRIPT

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP].

Please oppose Andrew Wheeler’s nomination to lead the EPA. His past as a coal lobbyist and senior aide to Senator Inhofe - a climate denier and strong critic of EPA - makes him unfit for the post. More importantly, he has already shown his disrespect for science, EPA’s mission and the public by continuing the administration’s efforts weaken environmental and public health safeguards in order to protect industry at the expense of Americans. We need an EPA administrator who will put facts, science and the public first.

Thank you for your time and attention.

[If leaving a voicemail, leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]

Action

Contact your senators to oppose Andrew Wheeler’s nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is expected to vote on his nomination this week, which will then be followed by a floor vote.

Background

Andrew Wheeler has been a lobbyist for the giant Murray Energy coal company, which has opposed every effort by EPA to regulate coal plant emissions and toxic coal ash. He served as a senior aide to Senator Inhofe, a climate denier and strong critic of EPA. Wheeler is continuing his predecessor, Scott Pruitt’s, efforts roll back environmental and public health protections gained during the Obama administration. Wheeler’s interests and experiences lie, not in science-driven protections for the public, but in promoting the interests of powerful industries.

References

Environmental Defense Fund
Natural Resources Defense Council
The Hill

  • Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • office-name
    (000) 000-0000
  • SF Office
    (415) 393-0707
  • DC Office
    (202) 224-3841
  • Los Angeles Office
    (310) 914-7300
  • Senator Kamala Harris
  • office-name
    (000) 000-0000
  • SF Office
    (415) 981 - 9369
  • DC Office
    (202) 224-3553
  • Sacramento Office
    (916) 448-2787
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee
  • office-name
    (000) 000-0000
  • Oakland Office
    (510) 763-0370
  • DC Office
    (202) 225-2661