Archives for Scott Pruitt

RadioActive 5/3/18

Producer: Meredith DeFrancesco

Call for Removal of EPA’s Administrator Scott Pruitt and Rob Shetterly Speaks with Rob McCall, Latest Portrait in American Who Tells the Truth

This morning, the Natural Resources Council of Maine held a press conference with healthcare providers and others calling for the removal of Environmental Protection Administrator Scott Pruitt and the need for urgent action to address clean water, air, climate change and keep or install environmental protections to protect public health.

On May 12th, Robert Shetterly’s portrait and education project Americans Who Tell the Truth will unveil a portrait of Rob McCall. Rob McCall is the recently retired pastor of the First Congregational Church in Blue Hill, and for the past 25 years he’s shared his poetic insights on nature, politics, spirituality and humanity in his Awanadjo Almanak, broadcasting on WERU FM, publishing in local newspapers and in book form, Small Misty Mountain.

We sat down in the studio last week with both Rob Shetterly and Rob McCall. We share some of that conversation today.
On Saturday, May 12th, Americans Who Tell the Truth, the Blue Hill Heritage Trust and WERU FM are hosting an event for McCall’s portrait unveiling at the Blue Hill Public Library from 530-7pm.

Emmie Theberge, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Federal Project Director
Bob Duchesne, Maine Representative(Hudson), Chair of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee. member of Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Dr Noah Nesin, Bangor.
Jim Glavine, Oli’s Trolley’s tour guide, Acadia National Park
Dr Bob Holmberg, Brooksville
Rob McCall, Awanajo Alamanak
Robert Shetterly, Americans Who Tell The Truth

RadioActive 12/8/16

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Program Topic: Update from Standing Rock; Solidarity Event in Bangor; Reaction to Trump EPA Nominee

Key Discussion Points:

1) Today we hear an update from Standing Rock where Water Protector camps reorganize, as the Army Corp of Engineers rules against an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under the Missouri River until an Environmental Impact Statement can assess alternative routes.
2) We also look at Trump’s nomination to head the EPA, Oklahoma State Attorney General , Scott Pruitt. Pruitt is known for his pro oil, gas and coal industry stances and his opposition to policies aimed at addressing air and water pollution and climate change.
3) We also hear from some voices from the Solidarity Rally with Standing Rock at the Penobscot River Waterfront in Bangor on December 5th.

A) Kandi Mossett, Indigenous Environmental Network
B ) Bob Deans, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
C) Kathy Paul, Penobscot elder, rally organizer, Sunlight Media Collective
D) Hope, Bangor resident
E) Barbra Moore, Penobscot Nation