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(Washington, D.C.)Today, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement on the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

“At a time when we are already seeing the very real effects of climate change in my home state—from longer, more devastating wildfire seasons, to ocean acidification and endangered salmon runs— it’s unnerving to think the President-elect would choose a climate change denier to set our national environmental policy. I sincerely hope the President-elect and his nominee truly understand the enormous responsibility of the Environmental Protection Agency, not only in protecting our natural resources for future generations, but also for all the families we represent who rely on clean air and water right now.”