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Statement of Earthworks Policy Director Lauren Pagel

“The Environmental Protection Agency’s mission is dead simple, ‘protect human health and the environment’.

Unfortunately, Scott Pruitt’s selection and President Trump’s executive orders make clear this Administration plans to run the EPA as if its mission were changed to ‘protect oil and gas production, protect polluting industries, and forget human health.’

We will spend the next four years fighting to protect communities and our bedrock environmental laws from the enemy within as Scott Pruitt, in not once mentioning his charge as protector of public health in his opening address, is so far confirming himself to be.”