In one fell swoop, the #WhiteHouse has frozen all communications from the #EPA, from its employees, and locked them down preventing any type of outfacing communication. This amidst a highly controversial move by the White House to suspend all actions of the EPA, all dollars, all research and effectively suspending the use of science on a go forward basis. While #Trump was green lighting #DAPL and putting $8.3 Billion dollars in his pocket, he made sure to also ensure that the agency that is in place to defend the protection of both human and environmental life be shut down.
Silencing the Environmental Protection Agency while the vote to appoint #ScottPruitt lays in waiting, threatening from the sidelines, is a multifaceted attack. First, Trump is silencing the scientists and protectors from within the EPA. Luckily, and the only reason we know this, is because someone from inside when they heard that all communications were being shut down leaked to a member of congress who leaked to the media and the information found a way to us. We are seeing the effects of what the reaction from the #TrumpRegime will look like as well:
Suddenly, their tweets were wiped out and disappeared following the orders of the White House to silence the EPA. Were they taken down by choice? Or were they perhaps forcefully deleted? But were they really so bad? Here they are:
These are all informative, factual, and truly important details that we hold on to and continue to share because the new regime would like to rewrite history. In response to this action the DNC weighed in immediately after their erasure:
A sudden and widespread ‘Gag Order’ carried out with swift and effective force that wipes fact from the internet in a display of power and domination.
Secondly, and back to Scott Pruitt: he has a long standing track record of playing into the pockets of oil and gas companies and has effectively changed the role of Attorney General.
For the last two years Scott Pruitt has created the “Rule of Law Campaign” wherein the majority 27 Attorney Generals banded together and act as an internal law firm on behalf of the Oil and Gas/Energy companies shutting down investigations, they changed policies, and made more favorable settlements for their corporate friends. In return they received $16M and the full support of Oil and Gas for Scott Pruitt’s campaign for the White House:
So none of this is necessarily that bad right? It’s unfortunate, but not necessarily condemnable yet. Well, until the following. Scott Pruitt the entire time he was leading the Attorney’s General as their President was forging letters as they were not written by Scott Pruitt at all. The majority of the letters were scripted by Devon Energy of Oklahoma since 2011 who has secretly been responsible for drafting letters to President Obama, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and Lisa Jackson the former Administrator of the EPA: all of the letters ask for actions that would help increase the company’s profits.
Here are the official communications, to Scott Pruitt, where he receives the bodies of letters BY THE OIL COMPANIES filled with the information they felt was factual and true which he then sent to the EPA:
This is all very important because Scott Pruitt is responsible for what we are seeing happening on a climate change level in Oklahoma. Oklahoma, prior to fracking, never had any earth quakes. Living in Southern California earth quakes are something we are accustomed to due to tectonic shifts but in Oklahoma the earth quakes happen because when the oil companies pull oil from the ground they need to offset the space in the land with something or else the ground will cave in. So they decided to pump in toxic and poisonous water to replace the oil causing constant Earth Quakes:
Here’s the thing, this is not normal. None of this is normal. In the image above Blue dots represent Earth Quakes in 2009 only 75, Yellow 2009-2011 145, Orange 2012-2013 155, Red 2014-2016 1950! In the two years when Scott Pruitt was receiving $16M from Oil and Gas companies pushing the internal law firm he had created with Attorneys General, sending fraudulent letters drafted by those companies and lobbyists, almost 2000 earthquakes occurred in Oklahoma due to fracking.
In Oklahoma daily Earth Quakes are now an expectation, the landscape has dramatically changed and the demeanor of the people because they fear for their children and their safety. Meanwhile, Scott Pruitt was providing the EPA with data and statistics fabricated by the Oil and Gas companies to favor themselves so as not to halt their fracking:
Trump is pulling the voice from the EPA, he has frozen their projects, devalued their research, silenced anyone who opposes, and seeks to appoint a terror whose sole purpose is to continue to bleed our resources and mother earth dry. On the same day that Trump put the gag order on the EPA a pipe line in Canada ruptured spilling into their agricultural lands and leaking over 54,000 gallons of oil into their food supply. This following just in July when over 200,000 liters polluted the Saskatchewan River and wiped out drinking water for the Canadian people as well as Indigenous people up north.
This is real, this is happening, we must insight change and do as much as we can to fight to prevent Scott Pruitt from taking office. We have no choice but to Stop Scott Pruitt and everything he is a part of, we must organize and we cannot give in. Find a #ScienceMarch near you and Jump In! Our Natural Resources depend on US! If you don’t have your MOC’s number on speed dial I suggest you save them now. But you can find it here: https://www.callmycongress.com/ Tell them how you feel, and don’t stop calling or emailing.
Our Cree Brother up in Canada says it all:
There were tons of marine life wiped out by the oil spills, our media didn’t cover it:
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