NRDC is Ready for Pruitt’s Departure from EPA

WASHINGTON – Scott Pruitt never should have been appointed as Environmental Protection Agency administrator in the first place. After his disastrous appearance on Capitol Hill today, it’s clearer than ever that his days are numbered.

To help you prepare your stories on his departure, here is a statement from Ana Unruh Cohen, managing director of government affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“Scott Pruitt today demonstrated beyond any doubt that he is unqualified to lead the EPA. He lacks the ethics, integrity and the dedication to the agency’s core mission to protect public health and the environment. He should be fired before sundown.”

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