Businesses Support Strong EPA, Welcome Resignation of Pruitt

Media Release

Washington, DC — Reacting to today’s announcement that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned, ASBC released a statement expressing support for a strong EPA. The following may be attributed to Policy Director Christine Blackburn:

“We support a strong EPA because protecting human health and the environment is a critical foundation for dynamic business and a vigorous economy. Our member companies prove every day that caring for people and the planet can be very profitable.

“While we are happy to see Pruitt be held accountable for his actions, we will not stop the fight to end harmful deregulation at the EPA or to push for transparency in the agency’s decision-making. Reversing environmental and human health safeguards encourages bad actors to hide behind a false choice of either protections or profits. Legacy businesses may need to be propped up in this way, but it merely delays the transition to a sustainable economy, where all businesses operate on the triple bottom-line of people, planet and profit.”

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) partners with business organizations and companies to advocate for solutions and policies that support an equitable, sustainable, stakeholder economy. We are a multi-issue, business organization advocating on behalf of all sectors, sizes, and geographies of industry. ASBC and our association members collectively represent over 250,000 businesses across our networks.

We are coalition-focused in our approach to solving the pervasive and systemic issues of climate and energy, infrastructure, circular economy, and creating an inclusive stakeholder economy, all seen through the lens of racial equity and justice. We are changing the rules by which business is done so it is better for all people and the environment