Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator:
“I am deeply troubled by Scott Pruitt’s confirmation to lead the agency tasked with protecting the American people from significant risks to human health and the environment. Time and again, Mr. Pruitt has sued the federal government to undo the laws that protect our water and air, and openly questioned the reality of climate change. He is a dangerous and unacceptable choice to lead the EPA.”
Please note this statement was originally published on February 17, 2017 by Congressman Engel’s House of Representative’s office and posted to this website no sooner than 72 hours after initial publication.