The Trump Administration continues to nominate poor choices for a variety of important posts. You have the power to affect this process by voicing opposition to these nominees to your Representative and Senators. Their contact information is at the bottom of the page.

The website 5calls.org at https://5calls.org/ provides more information on the advisability and process of calling your representatives. Please check it out!

Nominee to Oppose
Status of the Nomination

Andrew Wheeler, Virginia

Deputy Administrator of the EPA

HOT ACTION FOR RIGHT NOW!!!

Oppose the Approval of Andrew Wheeler as the Next Deputy Administrator of the EPA

PN1426 for the nomination website.

Latest Action: 2/7/18: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. 666. Subject to nominee’s commitment to respond to requests to appear and testify before any duly constituted committee of the Senate.

Date Received from President: 10/5/2017

About: Wheeler is a climate denier and coal lobbyist.

Call and email Senators Warner and Kaine (contact information at the bottom of the page) and ask them to vote against this nomination. This vote will take place in the next few days. Wheeler would be No. 2 at EPA, which makes him in line to be the next head of EPA.

Steven Gardner, Kentucky

Director of the Office of Surface Mining

Oppose the Approval of Steven Gardner as the Next Director of the Office of Surface Mining

PN1367 for the nomination website.

Latest Action: 01/08/2018 – Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Date Received from President: 10/30/2017

About: Gardner has shown time and again that he will try and fight anything that gets in the way of profits for coal executives – even if it means sacrificing the health of the families and communities in Kentucky. Throughout his career he has shown nothing but contempt for science-based clean air and water protections for working people, and dutifully pandered to corporate polluters instead of the advice of doctors and public-health professionals.

James Bridenstine, Oklahoma

NASA Administrator

Oppose the Approval of James Bridenstine as NASA Administrator

PN1359 for the nomination website.

Latest Action: 01/18/2018 – Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. 609. Subject to nominee’s commitment to respond to requests to appear and testify before any duly constituted committee of the Senate.

Date received from President: 9/5/2017

About: Bridenstine is a climate-change denier, has backed legislation that discriminated against the LGBT community, has opposed same-sex marriage and the Violence Against Women Act, and has criticized Democrats and Republicans for  working across the aisle to pass legislation (making him a divisive factor in Congress.) More information at http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/01/trumps-nominee-for-nasa-administrator-comes-under-fire-at-senate-hearing/?utm_term=.66a2895a8a3b

The website 5calls.org at https://5calls.org/ provides more information on the advisability and process of calling your representatives. Please check it out!

Jeffrey Bossert Clark, Virginia

AG for Environment, DOJ

Oppose the Approval of Jeffrey Bossert Clark as AG for the Environment

PN1407 for the nomination website.

Latest Action: 01/18/2018 – Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. 640.

Date received from the President: 6/7/17

About: Clark is a lawyer who has repeatedly challenged the scientific foundations of U.S. climate policy and was part of a legal team that represented BP in lawsuits stemming from the nation’s worst oil spill, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. More information at https://insideclimatenews.org/news/06062017/trump-names-bp-oil-spill-lawyer-climate-policy-foe-top-doj-environment-attorney

Kathleen Hartnett-White, Texas

Head of the Council on Environmental Quality

THIS ONE’S OUT! Kathleen Hartnett-White Withdraws her Name from Consideration to be Head of the Council on Environmental Quality

PN1370 for the nomination website.

Latest Action: 02/05/2018 – Received message of withdrawal of nomination from the President.

Date Received from President: 10/16/2017

About: White works at the Koch Brothers-funded policy center. More information at http://www.energyandpolicy.org/kathleen-hartnett-white/

Barry Lee Myers, Pennsylvania

Head of NOAA

Oppose the Approval of Barry Lee Myers as the Next Head of NOAA

PN1364 for the nomination website.

Latest Action: 01/18/2018 – Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. 614. Subject to nominee’s commitment to respond to requests to appear and testify before any duly constituted committee of the Senate.

Date Received from President: 11/16/2017

About: Myers is CEO of Accuweather (which represents a conflict of interest) and has clashed with the National Weather Service in the past. More information at https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ceo-barry-myers-trump-s-pick-noaa-head-clashed-weather-n810386

CONTACTS

Senator Warner:
703 Hart Senate office Building Suite 200
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2023

https://www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Senator Kaine:
231 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4024, Phone: (703) 361-3192

https://www.kaine.senate.gov/contact

Governor McAuliffe:
Phone: (804) 786-2211