Erik McGregor is a New York City based artist, photographer and activist. Erik is a member of the People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall Street and co-writer of the Occupy Wall Street’s Declaration of the Occupation of New York City. As a published freelance photographer, he has documented activist groups actions in NYC since 2011.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Opposition from New Yorkers causes EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to cancel speech to far right think tank at Harvard Club
New York, NY – In response to significant opposition from Rise and Resist, Sierra Club, We Act, Food & Water Watch, 350.org, and other community leaders, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt canceled his speech to the far right think tank, the Manhattan Institute on June 21, 2017; at the Harvard Club in Manhattan. Pruitt’s cancellation is one more sign of the significant opposition to the Trump administration’s dirty budget. Local groups and community leaders continue to strongly oppose Administrator Pruitt’s goal to eliminate necessary lifesaving health and climate protections in this reckless budget.
Pruitt was scheduled to defend the Trump Administration’s budget in a speech to the Manhattan Institute at the Harvard Club. In spite of the cancellation, New York groups rallied outside of the Harvard Club to continue their demonstration of opposition to the administration’s budget that places polluter profits ahead of people’s health.
Since his confirmation as EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt has continued to support his polluter allies, putting the lives of millions of Americans and our climate at risk.