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EPA Administrator Pruitt and Congressman Walden Discuss Environmental and Economic Issues Important to Oregon and the Nation

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WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt met with U.S. Representative Greg Walden (Ore. R-2) on Wednesday in the Congressman’s Washington, D.C., office.  The two discussed environmental and economic issues important to both the nation and the people of the State of Oregon.

“I appreciated the opportunity to meet with Congressman Walden today and discuss the issues important to our nation and to the people of Oregon,” said Administrator Pruitt. “The people of Oregon and their elected representatives deserve an EPA that is focused on the basics of protecting the environment, engaging with state and local partners, and ensuring sensible regulations for economic growth.”

“Administrator Pruitt and I had a productive conversation today about the wide-ranging issues facing Oregonians,” said Congressman Walden. “We discussed the need to ensure water quality standards don’t bankrupt rural communities, a concern I heard about at town hall meetings in Ontario, Oregon, and the latest with the Portland Harbor Superfund plan.

“We can protect the clean air and water we enjoy in Oregon, without further burdening jobs and economic growth in our rural communities. I look forward to working with Administrator Pruitt and his team at the EPA to achieve these goals for Oregonians,” Congressman Walden added.EPA Administrator Pruitt and Congressman Walden Discuss Environmental and Economic Issues important to Oregon and the NationPictured: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Congressman Greg Walden (OR-2) meet on Capitol Hill.

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