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Jan 19, 2017

Tester Meets with EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt

Senator: Clean Air and Clean Water is Critical to Montana’s Economy

(U.S .Senate)-Senator Jon Tester today met with Scott Pruitt, President-elect Trump's nominee for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Tester questioned Pruitt about the importance of protecting Montana's clean air and water for farmers, ranchers, and the outdoor economy.

"Clean air and clean water are such a critical part of our Montana way of life that we guaranteed it as a Constitutional right," Tester said. "After meeting with Mr. Pruitt, I remain concerned for Montana's clean air and clean water. Montanans deserve a champion for our family farmers and ranchers and the folks who live, work, play and raise their kids in Big Sky Country."

Tester pushed Pruitt to play an active role and engage with local Montana communities impacted by a Superfund cleanup. Tester reiterated that Montanans in Butte, Libby, and Columbia Falls are counting on the EPA to uphold its commitment to cleaning up contamination left behind by multi-national corporations.

Tester also pushed Pruitt to support revolving loan funds, which have helped Montana communities replace drinking water infrastructure and restore commercial developments that have been impacted by contamination.

Tester has posted a portal on his website for Montanans to provide feedback on each of President-elect Trump's cabinet nominees, and to date, over 1,000 Montanans have contacted Tester to raise concerns about Pruitt's nomination.


Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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