The Wilderness Society's Statement on Scott Pruitt's Resignation

Jul 5, 2018

Scott Pruitt in 2015.

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In response to the resignation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The Wilderness Society released the following statement from President Jamie Williams: 

“Leaders of agencies that represent the American people should be operating under the highest standards, following science and being completely transparent.

“From day one, Mr. Pruitt was completely against the EPA’s mission to protect our health and environment, shutting out proven science on climate change and rolling back life-saving regulations that protect some of our wildest places. 

“Today’s resignation is a victory for American families, our land, air and water. Americans deserve a leader of the EPA who respects our environmental laws guided by science and whose goal is to protect and not disrupt the environment. And the next Administrator, along with other cabinet secretaries,  should now be put on notice of that.”

Alex Thompson
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