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Senate Vote for Pruitt Sends EPA Down Potentially Perilous Path
The Senate’s confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency “sends the agency down a potentially perilous path of crippling core environmental and public health protections that Americans expect and demand,” Ceres president Mindy Lubber said in a statement.
The American people — Democrats and Republicans alike — deserve clean air, clean and safe water and a healthy environment for their families to thrive in. Diminishing the role of the EPA will assure the opposite.
Pruitt’s track record and stated positions on air, water and climate issues are deeply troubling for the environment and the economic growth of this country. His confirmation as EPA administrator will undermine regulatory certainty that businesses need to make short and long-term decisions and create jobs across the U.S.
Clear, ambitious action to combat climate change is critical, and Pruitt would do well to heed the call from the more than 750 companies and investors who continue to push for policies that accelerate the low-carbon future.