May 1, 2018
Albert Kelly’s resignation from his position as the Environmental
Protection Agency’s top Superfund chief comes days after I called for an
investigation of him. Given Albert Kelly’s conflicts of interest and questionable
qualifications, his departure is welcome news.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt appointed Kelly to oversee
the Superfund, making him responsible for cleaning up some of the most toxic
and contaminated land in our country – despite Kelly’s
lack of relevant experience as well as a history with Pruitt that
suggested enormous conflicts of interest.
Click here to watch me question EPA Administrator Pruitt about the ethical practices of Kelly and other EPA officials.
I pressed Administrator Pruitt when he testified before the Energy and Commerce Committee to
compel Kelly to come before the committee as well and
answer questions about his lifetime ban from the banking industry and the
illegal activity that led up to the ban.
As a former environmental lawyer who helped clients comply with our nation’s Superfund laws, I know the
dangers posed by toxic sites and their harmful effects on the environment and
public health. I have fought to defend environmental
protections and I will continue to hold the administration accountable to the
laws that protect our air, water, and public lands.