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Beyer on Clean Water Rule Repeal: “Clearer and Clearer… That Pruitt Considers Environment Protection an Inessential Component of His Job”

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Washington, June 27, 2017 | comments

Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement today in response to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announcement of an upcoming proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule:

“With every new act to loosen protections for clean air and, today, clean water, it becomes clearer and clearer that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt considers environmental protection an inessential component of his job. The Clean Water Rule protects public health and natural resources, which are key to tourism and the outdoor economy of every US state. The existing Clean Water Rule was developed in consultation with scientists and with the goal of protecting public health and the environment, but sadly both of these considerations once again lost to Pruitt’s desire to appease industry special interests.”

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