Our Children Will Pay the Price for Paul Ryan’s Leadership

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI., announced today that he will not seek reelection in November.

Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, made the following statement:

“Ryan led the worst legislative assault in history against public health, clean air, fresh water and the American wilderness. He’s put party before country and special interests ahead of the national interest. 

 “To the unconscionable mountain of debt he’s piled onto future generations, he’s added a grave and growing environmental debt. Our children will pay the price for both. 

“Poll after poll confirms: Americans expect our government to protect the environment and public health. The House needs a leader who speaks for the people.”


The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.​