Target: Donald Trump, President-Elect of the United States
Goal: Fire climate change denier from the President-elect’s EPA transition team in an effort to preserve America’s fight against climate change.
Donald Trump has placed a prominent climate change denier, Myron Ebell, as head of his EPA transition team. Ebell has argued that climate change is a hoax and that there is little evidence to suggest that climate change is happening due to human activity. Instead, he says the government is using claims of “global warming” as a means of expanding its power.
Ebell’s role in Trump’s transition team is a dangerous one. He will be deciding how Trump’s administration moves forward with the EPA, including its policies and any open positions, which may damage America’s stance as a leader against climate change. In addition, Ebell has received funding from companies such as ExxonMobil. The interests of those companies may come before the interests of the environment.
Ebell, as a climate change denier, has no place in the EPA. Not only is he head of the transition team, he is also believed to be Trump’s pick for head of the EPA. Sign the petition to demand that he be removed from this important position.
Dear Mr. Trump,
Your appointment of Mr. Myron Ebell as head of your EPA transition team is highly troubling. He has spent years denying climate change and has interests in oil companies, such as ExxonMobil. He has also lobbied against America’s involvement in the Paris agreement.
Recently, you have switched your position on climate change and have acknowledged (albeit half-heartedly) that it is occurring. If you really want to prove to Americans that you believe climate change is an issue, I demand that you fire Ebell, a man who will put his own beliefs and interests above those of the planet and its billions of living beings.
[Your Name Here]
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