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Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Holding Pruitt and the EPA Accountable

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May 1, 2018

 

Dear Friend,

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. 

Rep. Peters Questioning

 

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.

Sincerely,