Fossil Fuel Puppet Scott Pruitt Will Give Polluter Donors Free Rein

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement on the confirmation of Scott Pruitt for EPA director:

“Scott Pruitt is bought and paid for by the fossil fuel industry. He took their money, then repeatedly backed polluters in lawsuits against the very agency he will now lead. Republicans may have been able to force Pruitt’s confirmation today, but in the coming weeks they won’t be able to stop the American people from seeing exactly how Pruitt colluded and schemed with big oil special interests when he thought no one was looking.” 

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American Bridge Statement On Scott Pruitt’s Nomination for EPA Administrator

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on Donald Trump’s nomination of climate science-denier Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA:

“In one of Donald Trump’s most dangerous nominations yet, he’s tapped a climate science-denier in the pocket of Big Oil to serve as administrator of the EPA, which on Scott Pruitt’s watch will on Day One become Every Polluters’ Agency.

“It’s ironic — and terrifying — that Scott Pruitt is set to lead to an agency that he hates; because as the threat of global warming looms and sea levels rise, Pruitt’s nomination and assured efforts to roll back President Obama’s work to protect our environment are a threat to America’s national and economic security.”

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