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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and U.S. Representative Pete Olson Discuss Issues Facing Texas’ Environment and Economy

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WASHINGTON — EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Texas Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) met on Friday to discuss clean air policy and other issues vitally important to Texas, its environment, and its economy.

“Congressman Olson understands how important it is for EPA to work with municipalities and states to help them reach compliance under the Clean Air Act,” said Administrator Scott Pruitt. “In addition to our discussion on national clean air policy, it was good to speak with the Congressman about environmental issues important to the people of Brazoria, Fort Bend and Harris Counties.”

“Improving air and water quality while growing our economy is critical in a city like Houston that has vibrant communities alongside our nation’s energy and petrochemical powerhouse,” Rep. Pete Olson said. “Administrator Pruitt understands this, and as a former state regulator he also understands the importance of the federal government working with our states and local communities on issues like ozone. I look forward to working with him as he charts a new, constructive path forward at the EPA.”

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Texas Cong. Olson meets with Admin. Pruitt in Washington, D.C.EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (L) and Congressman Pete Olson (R) Meet in Washington, D.C.