Clean Water Action Calls for Scott Pruitt Confirmation Vote to be Delayed
Yesterday a judge in Oklahoma ordered the release of thousands of Scott Pruitt's emails with oil, gas and coal companies by February 21st. Clean Water Action called for the Senate to delay today's scheduled vote until Senators have a chance to review the emails. President and CEO Bob Wendelgass released this statement.
"It's outrageous that Senator McConnell and Senate Republicans are going to ram through Scott Pruitt's nomination without knowing what he his hiding. What we already know about Scott Pruitt's conflicts of interest and ties to the oil and gas industry are concerning enough. Americans deserve to know whether the person in charge of enforcing laws to protect public health and clean water will put people before polluters. Scott Pruitt's public record is very concerning. The vote must be delayed until these new emails can be reviewed. Anything else is a massive disservice to Americans."
Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. We will protect clean water in the face of attacks from a polluter friendly Administration and Congress.