Congressman Evans Sends Letter to EPA Administrator Pruitt

April 25, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Last Friday, Congressman Dwight Evans sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt detailing how the Trump Administration’s plans to cut fundamental EPA programs will have a negative impact on children and our most vulnerable communities in Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and across the country.

Today is the three year anniversary of the decision by the City of Flint, Michigan to switch their water supply from the Detroit area water system to the Flint River water system which resulted in lead contamination within the city. Three years later and sadly not much has changed for communities in Flint.

“Three days is too long to go without clean drinking water. Three years is heartbreaking,” Congressman Dwight Evans said. “The water crisis is not limited to Flint. We have seen how various communities across the United States are at greater risk of health problems due to overexposure to unsafe drinking water. My hope is that my letter will serve as a strong warning to the Administration of the detrimental changes their proposed cuts will have on our future generations.”

The President’s proposed budget takes away 2.6 billion dollars from the EPA.

“I will not stand silent while vital EPA programs that protect and enhance the lives of all Americans are at risk of being cut,” said Congressman Evans, “I will continue to be the voice of our communities in need.”

The full text of my letter to EPA Administrator Pruitt can be found here:




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