Letter: Stop Pruitt, protect kids

Published: 4/20/2018 12:01:08 AM

Not a day goes by without jaw-dropping coverage of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and the ethics scandals in which he is embroiled. If anything, these escalating scandals fit into a larger pattern of gross negligence that undermines our nation’s most precious resource: our people. But while investigations into his alleged mistakes and misdeeds are underway, it’s critical that we – the American public – not lose sight of the very real reason Scott Pruitt is keeping parents like me awake at night.

Pruitt is wreaking havoc on the rules that protect our children’s health and safety. And it’s the long-term consequences of Pruitt’s numerous health rollbacks and how they impact our children lifelong that are the greatest scandal of all. That fact is not lost on the more than one million moms – and dads – who form Moms Clean Air Force, an organization to which I proudly belong. By suspending rules that protect our air, water and climate, Pruitt has outdone himself as someone whose deregulatory agenda is anathema to every parent who wants their kids to reach adulthood and beyond in good health. Now is the time for all parents to speak up because there’s no time to lose in protecting our children from the major health threats of pollution and climate change.




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