Scott Pruitt gave his first speech to Environmental Protection Agency employees Tuesday. Video provided by Newsy Newslook
As a child exploring Parvin State Park with my cousins to walks on the beach today with my dogs, South Jersey’s diverse environment is one I have long cherished. Countless residents and visitors have similar fond memories. Future generations should be allowed the same opportunity. That is why I am committed to protecting and promoting our natural treasures.
With South Jersey communities still showing the scars of Superstorm Sandy, we must not ignore our changing climate. I recently joined with 16 of my Republican colleagues to introduce a resolution reinforcing the “conservative principle to protect, conserve, and be good stewards of our environment.” It further calls upon American innovation to improve environmental protection and sustainability.
To achieve these goals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must continue its critical work. While fiscal restraints should be instituted across the federal government, drastic cuts proposed to the EPA are a non-starter with me and will be met with bipartisan opposition. Similarly, clean air and clean water are not a partisan issue.
As we celebrate Earth Day this month, let us reaffirm our commitment to protecting the environment and appreciate our unique natural treasures here in South Jersey.
Rep. Frank LoBiondo
2nd Congressional District