AG Balderas Statement on the Resignation of EPA Chief Scott Pruitt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2018

Contact: David Carl (505) 288-2465

Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas offered the following statement, in response to resignation of Scott Pruitt as chief of the Environmental Protection Administration:

“This is a resignation that should have happened long ago. Scott Pruitt has shown no regard for the rule of law during his tenure as EPA chief. My office has joined several lawsuits against the EPA since Pruitt took over for failing to protect the best interests of New Mexican schoolchildren and putting industry interests before the health, safety, and welfare of New Mexican families.”

“His tenure has been marred by allegations of corruption, and fighting against the core beliefs of the agency that he led, and his resignation is a welcome sight. I encourage President Trump to find leaders who will represent the best interests of the American people, not his own interests or those of private corporations. The American people deserve better than Scott Pruitt.”

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