July 05, 2018

Hirono Statement on the Resignation of Scott Pruitt

HONOLULU – Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s resignation:

“During his time in office, Scott Pruitt exemplified the toxic mixture of corruption and hostility to government we’ve come to expect from the Trump administration. I joined 38 other Democratic Senators in calling for his resignation in April, and I certainly welcome his long-overdue resignation today.

“Andrew Wheeler is a former fossil fuel industry lobbyist and shares Mr. Pruitt’s hostility to the EPA’s core mission of protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink. He is another wrong choice to lead this critically important agency on either an interim or permanent basis. I will continue to fight this administration’s ongoing assault on the environment.”