Trump’s cabinet appointees will affect clean air, water and land in Port Townsend.
Yes! Even in the past few years, people in the positions listed below have made policy in their departments that directly affect how much pollution PT Paper is allowed to make or tools available to us for holding them accountable. (Not to mention the degree to which policy is based on actual reality versus “alt facts”. But we digress.)
Here’s what to do: Using the tools below, as part of your daily action routine, comment to legislators on nominees current for the day, to the positions listed. We have a flurry of actions coming up, so scan this and make a nice pace for yourself. Breathe, have a nice cup of tea, pace yourself, and know that you’ve done a bit of good for the environment on that day.
Drop me a line, OR post on Facebook when you’ve taken action (ptairwatchers or millodorous or other Port Townsend page) to encourage others.
If you think of useful modifications to this post, drop me a line and we’ll add to the post.
Cabinet nominee trackers
Nominee list, updated:
Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-administration-appointee-tracker/database/
Analysis of major nominees:
The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/trump-cabinet-tracker/510527/
The process, and how Dems shot themselves in the foot
* our featured image is from WaPo, 2017-01-09, the “process” article
Offices/positions of especial interest to our cause
Look to the Washington Post’s nominee tracker to see who’s nominated for these positions.
Dept of State:
Assistant secretary for energy resources
Assistant secretary for oceans and international, environmental and scientific affairs
Health & Human Services
Assistant attorney general for the environment and natural resources division
Labor, especially OSHA nominee
Transportation (Elaine Chao appointed, 19 remain to be filled)
under “Executive Office of the President”
Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Assoc dir for environment
Assoc dir for science
EPA, all positions
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Federal Trade Commission
Northern Border Regional Commission
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
OSHA Review Commission
Don’t get overwhelmed, get active! Love to all!