Investigate Scott Pruitt’s Emails

SAMPLE CALL DIALOGUE

Caller: Good morning/afternoon! Can you let me know whether Senator Bob thinks there should be a moratorium on all EPA activity until there is a full investigation of Scott Pruitt’s emails?

OPTION 1: AGREES. WILL CALL FOR A FULL INVESTIGATION.

  • Staffer: Thank you for calling! Senator Bob thinks Scott Pruitt’s emails are troubling and there should be a full investigation.

    Caller: That’s great! I totally agree. I’m calling because I, along with the vast majority of Americans, support climate action and the transition to clean energy. The EPA is supposed to protect all Americans from dangerous pollution and not do the bidding of the big polluters. That’s why Scott Pruitt’s emails showing just how deep his ties are to the oil and gas industry are so troubling. Based on these emails, it’s no surprise that he ignored potential health and environmental dangers for the benefit of the fossil fuel industry when he sued the EPA 14 times as Oklahoma Attorney General.

    I’m happy to hear that Senator Bob is as troubled as I am by what was revealed in Pruitt’s emails. We cannot trust him with our health. Will Senator Bob call for a full moratorium on all EPA activity until there is a full investigation into Pruitt’s emails? 

OPTION 2: DISAGREES. DOES NOT THINK THERE SHOULD BE A FULL INVESTIGATION.

  • Staffer: Thank you for calling! Senator Bob does not think a full investigation into Pruitt’s emails is necessary.

    Caller: That’s terrible. The vast majority of Americans – including myself – support climate action and the transition to clean energy. These emails show that Scott Pruitt has extremely cozy ties to fossil fuel companies. The EPA is supposed to protect all Americans from dangerous pollution and not do the bidding of the big polluters. How can we trust him with our health?

    I hope that Senator Bob will consider these comments and call for a moratorium on all EPA activity until there is a full investigation of Scott Pruitt’s emails.

OPTION 3: DODGES / HAS NO POSITION

  • Staffer: Thank you for calling! I do not know what the Senator’s position is on Scott Pruitt’s emails, but I will take down your comments. 

    Caller: That’s disappointing. I expect my Senator/Representative to have clear positions on issues that affect his/her constituents. I believe that Scott Pruitt is a dangerous Administrator for the EPA, and his emails that were recently released show that he has extremely cozy ties to the fossil fuel industry. He will be a disaster for our health and the environment because, as his emails show, he will put special interests ahead of our health. Based on these emails, it’s no surprise that he ignored potential health and environmental dangers for the benefit of the fossil fuel industry when he sued the EPA 14 times as Oklahoma Attorney General.

    I hope Senator Bob agrees that we cannot trust Pruitt with our health. Will Senator Bob call for a full moratorium on all EPA activity until there is a full investigation into Pruitt’s emails?

ScriptsCaroline Kavit