The state's Episcopal bishops have issued a letter to President-elect Donald Trump opposing his selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, an opponent of the Obama administration efforts to address human induced climate change through such legislation as the Clean Power Plan, to head the country's Environmental Protection Agency.
The letter addressed to Trump from the five bishops states, "As citizens of this beloved country, we intend to write our members of Congress, urging them to block the nomination of Scott Pruitt to lead the E.P.A. We will pray for a better choice."
"Our respect for our government leaders and our reverence for the earth as God's creation impel us to write you to express our dismay about your selection of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. We wonder why a person who has consistently and adamantly opposed all laws and policies that provide even minimal 'protection' to the environment should be entrusted with leading such an agency," reads the letter who signers include the Right Rev. Douglas Fisher, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.
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