Senator Stabenow Announces Opposition to Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) announced that she will oppose the nomination of Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and will vote against his nomination on the Senate Floor.  She released the following statement:

“The Great Lakes are so important to our economy and our Michigan way-of-life, which is why we need an EPA Administrator we can trust to protect them. I am deeply concerned by Scott Pruitt's record of siding with polluters over sound science when it comes to protecting our air, water, and the public health of families. Mr. Pruitt’s long-term opposition to the landmark Renewable Fuel Standard, one of the most successful economic drivers in America, raises serious questions about his commitment to making home-grown energy and supporting rural economies. Therefore, I oppose his nomination.”