Coalition Letter Defending EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
The Heartland Institute has written a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to defend EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt against orchestrated attacks by his political enemies.
April 11, 2018
The Honorable Donald Trump
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr. President:
We thank you for your principled leadership on the America First Energy Plan which has unleashed our economy and put the United States back on a path of energy dominance in the world. You have withdrawn from the job-killing Paris Climate accord and directed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to repeal harmful and unnecessary environmental regulations. Coupled with tax cuts, these actions have spurred the bold economic growth and job creation that will be a main pillar of your legacy.
Pruitt has also reversed the illegal Clean Power Plan, ended “secret science” and “sue and settle” at EPA, and canceled unworkable CAFE standards that produce vehicles the public doesn’t want and science doesn’t demand. This is a positive record of reform unmatched by any of Pruitt’s predecessors – and indeed, it is a vital correction after decades of overreach and abuse of power by the EPA.
Precisely because of Pruitt’s record of leadership, radical environmentalists and the biased media are trying to force him out of office. This is yet another example of selective outrage by those you defeated in your election. While Pruitt is accused of conflicts of interest, the real conflicts at the EPA involved scientific advisors to the agency who were simultaneously receiving EPA grant money – another crooked tactic Pruitt has corrected. This whole ordeal is nothing more than an orchestrated political campaign by your enemies to undermine the deregulatory progress and economic growth your administration has fostered.
We urge you to stand strong and defend your EPA Administrator Pruitt against these attacks. You know better than anyone that if the Swamp wins, Americans lose. We thank you for your consideration of our views, which are shared by millions of Americans who admire your leadership and count on you to stand up for their interests and your appointments.
Dr. Tim Huelskamp
President and CEO
The Heartland Institute
Saulius “Saul” Anuzis
60 Plus Association
Idaho Freedom Foundation
L. Brent Bozell III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
Amy Oliver Cooke
Executive Vice President
Conservative Partnership Institute
The Carbon Sense Coalition
Frank J Gaffney
Center for Security Policy
Climate Science Coalition of America
International Climate Science Coalition
Institute for Liberty
Lisa B. Nelson
American Legislative Exchange Council
Americans for Limited Government
Jenny Beth Martin
Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund
William Perry Pendley
Mountain States Legal Foundation
American Energy Alliance
Director of Government Affairs
American Family Association
President, Energy & Environment
President and Co-Founder
The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT)
Dr. Jameson Taylor
Vice President for Policy
Mississippi Center for Public Policy
President and CEO
Georgia Public Policy Foundation