Carol Browner Statement on Scott Pruitt’s Resignation

Holly Burke, hburke@lcv.org, 202-454-4554

Washington, D.C. – The nation’s longest serving EPA Administrator and League of Conservation Voters Board Chair Carol M. Browner released the following statement on Scott Pruitt’s resignation:

“Scott Pruitt’s departure is long overdue. Today is a huge win for all those who suffer from poor air pollution and don’t have access to clean drinking water. Pruitt’s removal is just the first step in restoring a strong EPA that gets back to its mission to protect public health and our environment. Now every single decision made under Pruitt’s tainted leadership must be revisited – from his recent attack on science to dozens of policies that sell out our clean air and water.”

“He turned the agency charged with protecting the environment and public health away from that important mission. Congress must ensure the next EPA Administrator is not another industry insider. The next administrator should look to work with the EPA professionals who have a long history of ensuring strong public health protections for the American people based on science and the law.”

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