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Kaine Statement On Nomination Of Scott Pruitt As EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on President-elect Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

“There are few agencies that depend more on careful review of science than the EPA. Every rule or regulation depends on an intellectually honest review of scientific consensus. And the consequences for the health and safety of the American public are critical. The nomination of an EPA Administrator who does not accept basic climate science is deeply troubling.”