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LCV Urges Senate to Oppose EPA Nominees

Oct 25, 2017

Alyssa Roberts, 202-454-4573,

Washington, D.C. – League of Conservation Voters Vice President for Government Affairs Sara Chieffo released the following statement after the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works advanced four unqualified EPA nominees:

“All four of these nominees, especially Bill Wehrum and Michael Dourson, would accelerate Scott Pruitt’s mission to dismantle the EPA from the inside. Far from draining the swamp, these industry insiders are entirely unfit to serve and pose a grave threat to our communities and our health. All four have condemned the very existence of the EPA and want to weaken it beyond recognition, threatening the EPA’s mission to protect our clean air and water. We call on the Senate to reject their nominations.”