Washington, D.C. – “Make no mistake – Scott Pruitt’s confirmation begins the fight of a lifetime to protect public health, our environment, climate stability and even the simple sanctity of the EPA itself. Pruitt is an unequivocal, outspoken enemy of his own job description. These are perilous times for basic human rights like clean water and breathable air – things that most Americans have taken for granted.
“Now more than ever, it is imperative that every well-meaning elected official, from tiny town halls to the halls of Congress, do everything in their power to hamper, resist and thwart Pruitt’s pro-polluter worldview. In the meantime, we will be working hard at the local, state and federal levels to defend and strengthen common-sense environmental protections where they exist, and enact new ones where they don’t. And of course we will fight tooth-and-nail against each and every action taken by Pruitt and this administration that threatens the environment or our climate. We are up for the fight. Finally, we will be holding accountable those senators from both parties that voted to confirm Pruitt. We are putting those senators on notice: We won’t tolerate your betrayal of the planet and the public trust.”
Contact: Seth Gladstone - sgladstone[at]fwwatch[dot]org, 347.778.2866