Rep. Chu Statement on Pruitt Resignation

Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement on today’s resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt:

“Following in the footsteps of Tom Price and David Shulkin, Scott Pruitt is just the latest of Trump’s appointees to be forced from office by their corrupt actions. But the 15 open ethics investigations into Pruitt were just symptoms of a larger problem: he was appointed not to protect the environment but to enrich oil and gas companies. His replacement, Andrew Wheeler – a former lobbyist for the coal industry – is unlikely to be any better at preserving clean air and water. While coal companies profit, our children and our earth will ultimately pay the price. That’s the real crime.”