Oppose Trump Re-Nomination of Climate Denier to Council on Environmental Quality

Target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Goal: Don’t allow climate denier Kathleen Hartnett White to obtain one of the most important White House environmental positions.

Last year, Trump nominated Kathleen Hartnett White to serve as the chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). After a disastrous performance at a confirmation hearing, in which she demonstrated a failure to grasp even basic scientific concepts, she rightfully failed to receive a Senate confirmation. Yet instead of nominating a different, more qualified candidate, Trump has chosen to re-nominate White.

Politicians, scientists, and environmentalists have expressed alarm at this announcement. In November, over 300 scientists wrote to the Senate to oppose White, citing her direct contradictions of scientifically confirmed facts relating to the environment. For instance, White insisted that carbon dioxide was not dangerous, despite clear evidence that it is a major contributor to climate change, which the WHO states will cause approximately 250,000 deaths per year by 2050. White has also vocally criticized protections for endangered species and opposed renewable energy initiatives.

Sign this petition to oppose Trump’s re-nomination of dangerous climate denier Kathleen Hartnett White to the CEQ.


Dear Senator McConnell,

I am writing to ask you to oppose Kathleen Hartnett White’s nomination to the chair of the CEQ.

Senator Tom Carper has stated that “Kathleen Hartnett White’s disdain for science and basic facts is clear and poses a serious threat to the health of our environment and the American people. Her statements are wildly inappropriate and her extreme stances have elicited serious concerns on both sides of the aisle and across the country. It is virtually impossible to find anyone who can, after watching Ms. White’s hearing, sincerely say that she is well qualified for the important job to which she has been nominated.”

Time and time again, the health of the environment has been shown to influence the health of humans. Globally, about 1 in 8 deaths are linked to air pollution. In the United States, air pollution contributes to cardiovascular disease and several forms of cancer. Thus, a threat to our environment is threat to the men, women, and children of America.

Kathleen Hartnett White is a danger to the American people. I ask that you and your fellow senators do all you can to prevent her from becoming the chair of the CEQ.


[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. gen agustsson says:

    stop protecting criminals and do something now! she’s a wicked ignorant climate denier like trump. demand her to be arrested or resigned.

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