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With Pruitt Committee Vote, Republicans Show Disdain for Science, Health, Environment

“Pruitt is Wholly Unfit and Unqualified to Lead the EPA”

WASHINGTON - Today Republican members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved 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:

“Scott Pruitt is wholly unfit and unqualified to lead the EPA. Today's vote confirms 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.”


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