Since his first day as head of the Environmental Protection Agency for the Trump administration, Scott Pruitt’s number-one priority has been to dismantle our nation’s bedrock environmental and public health protections. At every opportunity to stand with communities suffering from crippling air and water pollution, he’s chosen instead to side with the polluters and lobbyists who have propped up his political career for decades.
By recklessly rolling back such critical health protections as the Clean Power Plan and Clean Water Rule, refusing to ban dangerous pesticides proven to put children at risk, and trying to gut protections from toxic coal ash, Pruitt is undermining the mission of the EPA.
Tell your elected officials that Scott Pruitt is unfit to lead the EPA.
This goes beyond our health—Pruitt is under seven separate investigations for unethical actions while in office, from spending hundreds of thousands of our tax dollars on his luxury travel, a $43,000 secret phone booth and massive pay raises for favored staff, to illegal lobbying on behalf of industry. His ethical breaches and toxic agenda are absolutely unacceptable.
Earthjustice will continue to take Pruitt’s EPA to court when it breaks the law. We’ve already won five rulings against the agency and have many more lawsuits in progress. But the root of the problem is the administrator’s utter disregard for his agency’s mission and the norms of conduct we expect of all public servants.
He is unfit to lead the EPA—or any other office, for that matter—and he needs to go.