For Immediate Release
Democratic Boycott of Scott Pruitt Committee Vote is Necessary and Commendable
“Pruitt is Wholly Unfit and Unqualified to Lead the EPA”
WASHINGTON - Today the Democratic members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee refused to vote on the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement:
“Today’s actions by Democrats to resist Scott Pruitt’s nomination were necessary and commendable. Pruitt is wholly unfit and unqualified to lead the EPA, and anything done by anyone to prevent his confirmation must be welcomed and encouraged. Sadly, efforts by Senate Republicans to move Pruitt’s nomination forward confirm what we now know to be true: most Republicans hold an aggressive disdain for science, public health and common-sense environmental protection. Moving forward, any senator of either party that supports Pruitt’s nomination will be judged as anti-science, anti-health and anti-environment, and be held appropriately accountable by the people.”
Food & Water Watch is a nonprofit consumer organization that works to ensure clean water and safe food. We challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by empowering people to take action and by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink.