December 7, 2016 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to President-elect Trump’s announcement that he has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general, to run the Environmental Protection Agency under Trump’s administration:
“President-elect Trump’s intention to nominate climate denier and leading clean energy opponent Scott Pruitt to lead EPA mocks the states, businesses, and innovators who have led the transition away from fossil fuel dependency, and mocks the many leaders in his own party who understand the perils and opportunities climate change presents,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “But we’ve had to take on EPA before, and today’s announcement only strengthens our resolve to protect the health and safety of New Englanders. We stand ready to vigorously defend and enforce critical protections and safeguards like the Clean Water Act from any attempt to turn back the clock on environmental protection.”
Bradley Campbell is available for further comment.