Time for Pruitt to resign

April 3, 2018

Trump and his cronies continue to show a complete disregard for human health and the environment. At the helm of this effort is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Today, Pruitt announced the rollback of vehicle emissions standards put in place during the Obama Administration to curb climate pollution. Instead, Pruitt wants cars to be less efficient, use more gas, emit more pollutants, and cost you more money.

His decision isn’t backed up by evidence, not surprising for a man who’s been in bed with Big Oil for years. It’s a big win for auto manufacturers and a loss for everyone else.

This action is just Pruitt’s latest attack on the environment. This climate-denier has also undermined protections for clean drinking water, gutted standards for pesticides and toxic chemicals, and repealed the Clean Power Plan that will result in more climate disruption.

Pruitt is unfit to lead. Beyond his assault on the planet, Pruitt is surrounded by allegations of corruption and malfeasance. He has violated lobby laws and misused taxpayer dollars.

I am calling for Scott Pruitt to resign. This man is an embarrassment to the nation. He’s putting the health and safety of the American people at risk. He’s destroying the environment.

He’s got to go.


Earl Blumenauer

Member of Congress