Joined by environmental and social justice activists San Francisco residents rose in protest to oust EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt this June. Accompanied by an oversized inflatable Boot inscribed with the words “Boot Pruitt”, protestors railed against Trump’s corrupt underling and his anti environmental policies.
“From the Hunters Point Shipyard Superfund Site, to dozens of other low income communities and communities of color across our state and nation, Pruitt’s EPA has become the Environmental Pollution Agency instead of an agency protecting people’s health and environment,” said Bradley Angel, Executive Director of Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice.
Pruitt arrived in California amid public outrage about his record of rolling back clean air and water safeguards, promoting toxic trade, denying science, as well as his now legendary litany of corruption.
“It’s important to remember that while corporate polluters are causing harm to the health of California families and our clean air and water, Scott Pruitt is letting them off the hook while abusing taxpayer dollars and facing numerous corruption scandals,” said Sierra Club California Director Kathryn Phillips. “We deserve an EPA administrator who will protect our air, water, and climate, but Scott Pruitt is putting himself and corporate polluters ahead of our health and safety.