Labor, Environmental Groups Oppose Scott Pruitt’s Nomination as EPA Administrator

Members of the BlueGreen Alliance urged Senators to reject Scott Pruitt's nomination as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

January 17, 2017

As members of the BlueGreen Alliance, a coalition of the nation’s largest labor unions and environmental groups, collectively representing millions of members and supporters, we urge you to oppose the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

As Attorney General of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt has sued the EPA numerous times over its efforts to provide Americans with clean air, clean water, and a safe and healthy environment. This includes a lawsuit challenging common-sense methane pollution safeguards. Plugging these wasteful methane leaks will not only protect communities, workers, and the environment, but will create and sustain thousands of good-paying jobs finding and fixing leaked natural gas that could be powering homes. He also has targeted clean water, suing the EPA over pollution standards for more than half of the nation’s waterways, some of which feed into the drinking water supplies of 117 million citizens. Someone who has dedicated his career to going after our nation’s bedrock environmental and public health laws—the very health protections that the EPA is mandated to protect—is not suited to run the EPA.

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