If 45’s long list of climate-denying nominees wasn’t terrifying enough, his pick to lead the Council on Environmental Quality might be the most extreme and dangerous one yet.
Kathleen Hartnett White isn’t just your run-of-the-mill extreme right-wing climate-denier. She’s a senior fellow at the Koch brothers and Exxon-funded Texas Public Policy Foundation, believes carbon dioxide is harmless “plant food,” equates belief in climate change to “paganism,” and calls solar and wind power “unreliable and parasitic.”
On behalf of fossil fuels she has asserted that in the 1800s coal actually ended slavery in the United States, saying “fossil fuels dissolved the economic justification for slavery.”
A person with such heinous, racist, climate-denying views has no business overseeing environmental policy in our country. We must speak out now to pressure the Senate to block and resist her confirmation before it comes up for a vote.(From CREDO)
Reminder: When you call, if you leave a recorded message don’t forget to i.d. yourself so you get counted. I always say “I’m a constituent from zip code 91350 and I have an issue comment for the Senator.”
So, give a ring to our Senators, and say something like:
The Senator should work to block the confirmation of climate denier Kathleen Hartnett White to the Council on Environmental Quality.
Senator Kamala Harris