REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON NOMINATION OF SCOTT PRUITT TO LEAD E.P.A.

December 7, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.)

“Donald Trump, who lost the popular vote, has nominated anti-environmentalist Scott Pruitt to lead E.P.A.   As Oklahoma A.G., Mr. Pruitt acted as a de facto lobbyist for the oil and gas industry by challenging President Obama’s E.P.A. rules to reduce planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions at our nation’s power plants.  In essence, Mr. Pruitt has never met a federal environmental protection that he likes.  It is deeply disturbing that Mr. Pruitt, who has spent so much time trying to undermine the E.P.A., is now being asked to run it.”

“Equally disturbing is the fact that Mr. Pruitt does not believe in climate change.  As a Veteran and a Colonel in the Air Force Reserves, I wholeheartedly agree with the U.S. Military’s position that Climate Change is real and a threat to our national security.   What does Mr. Pruitt know that the Pentagon doesn’t ?  The answer is nothing.  Mr. Pruitt is the wrong choice to lead E.P.A.”

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