It’s Time Pruitt Handed Over Polluter Documents
Did you know that as Oklahoma Attorney General, Scott Pruitt is in violation of the Oklahoma Open Records Act? And that he’s been resisting complying with the law for the past two years?
That’s right. The Center for Media and Democracy has been asking the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office to hand over correspondence between public officials and big polluters since 2015. And those documents have never seen the light of day, although Pruitt’s office said they have 3,000 such emails.
Now, the Center for Media and Democracy and the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma are taking the fight to court, and have sued Pruitt to force him to release the documents. The public deserves to know how Pruitt deals with polluters before our representatives in the Senate can vote on his confirmation.
Today, we’re asking you to support that effort. Here’s how:
1. Tell Pruitt to comply with the law. Call the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office at (405) 521-3921 and ask them to release the documents requested by the Center for Media and Democracy immediately. You can also write them here. You can say something like this:
“Hello, I’m calling to ask that Scott Pruitt comply with the Oklahoma Open Records Act and release the documents requested by the Center for Media and Democracy to the public.”
2. Thank the Center for Media and Democracy and the ACLU of Oklahoma. Send out a tweet like this one:
3. Consider making a donation to the Center for Media and Democracy.