American Rivers Welcomes Resignation of EPA Administrator Pruitt

July 5, 2018

July 5, 2018

Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145

Washington – American Rivers today applauded the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers, made the following statement:

“Administrator Pruitt was a disaster for clean drinking water and the health of the nation’s nearly three million miles of rivers. We welcome his resignation.

Scott Pruitt’s assault on the very protections he was supposed to uphold, his dealings with polluters, and his misuse of taxpayer dollars made him unfit for office.

One of his most harmful actions was attempting to reverse the Clean Water Rule, which safeguards the small streams and wetlands that are drinking water sources for one in three Americans. We urge Mr. Pruitt’s successor to support and fully implement the Clean Water Rule.

The head of the EPA should be a guardian of the environment. Our communities need a leader at EPA who will put our rivers, clean drinking water and the health of American families first.”

About American Rivers

American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 275,000 members, supporters and volunteers.

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