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Statement on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Resignation

July 6th, 2018

Cara Cook
Climate Change Program Coordinator, ANHE
(585) 469-2383


Washington, DC (July 6th, 2018) – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned and deputy Andrew Wheeler will assume the role of acting Administrator. In response to Pruitt’s resignation The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments’ (ANHE) Executive Director, Katie Huffling, MS, RN, CNM released the following statement:

“In Scott Pruitt’s tenure at the EPA he worked to dismantle vital clean and air water protections and cut enforcement of essential public health safeguards, harming the health and future of the American people. Our country needs an EPA Administrator that will put the health of Americans first, especially our most vulnerable populations. As nurses, we will not accept an EPA Administrator who will not uphold the mission of the EPA, to protect human health and the environment.“


The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments is the only national nursing organization focused solely on the intersection of health and the environment. The mission of the Alliance is to promote healthy people and healthy environments by educating and leading the nursing profession, advancing research, incorporating evidence-based practice, and influencing policy.