Members of the House and Senate to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regarding Region 5

April 2017

To: The Honorable Scott Pruitt
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460

From: The undersigned members of the U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510

The undersigned members of the U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Administrator Pruitt:

We write to express our grave concerns regarding reports that the Administration plans to abolish Region 5 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of the fiscal year 2018 budget. EPA Region 5 is critical to protecting the air, drinking water, and health of residents in the six Great Lakes states the region serves and closing its headquarters in Chicago would make EPA less efficient and effective in its efforts to protect human health and the environment. Accordingly, we request that you commit preserving EPA Region 5…