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Engel Statement on the Resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

Engel Statement on the Resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement:

“News of Scott Pruitt’s resignation is welcome, though long overdue. I said when Pruitt was chosen to serve as Administrator that he was a ‘dangerous and unacceptable choice to lead the EPA’ and his entire tenure proved my words true. His legacy consists of gutting our nation’s environmental regulations and encouraging the burning of fossil fuels, along with repeated and serious ethical failings. I called for Pruitt’s resignation long ago, so I am pleased to see this finally come to pass. I encourage the President to now nominate a replacement who understands the threat of climate change and is dedicated to the EPA’s core mission of protecting human health and the environment—not another shill for our nation’s worst polluters.”