This week, Scott Pruitt was on Capitol Hill defending the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent budget request. This disastrous budget hinders the EPA’s critical mission of ensuring that we have clean water, clean air, and clean land. In fact, this request cuts funding that goes directly to states by nearly fifty percent. These are important dollars that Michigan needs to ensure that our children have lead-free water. These funds provide the resources necessary to protect our families from elevated levels of radon, co-pollutants, and other harmful chemicals in our homes, drinking water, and air that we breathe.
As allegations of Pruitt’s misuse of taxpayer funds on a lavish lifestyle grow, so does doubt in his ability to serve the American people. The EPA needs strong and effective leadership. As policy director for Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice and convener of the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative, I fought tirelessly against policies that harm the environment and put vulnerable communities at risk. I will continue this fight in Congress and will hold EPA administrators accountable to the American peopl
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