Montana Attorney General Tim Fox Invites EPA Administrator Pruitt to Visit the Berkeley Pit

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox sent a letter Friday to new EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, inviting him to visit Montana to tour the Berkeley Pit superfund site. Pruitt expressed interest in visiting Montana to Fox while the attorney general was in Washington D.C. for the National Association of Attorneys General Winter Meeting Feb. 27 – March 1.

In his letter, Fox emphasized the importance of Pruitt visiting the Berkeley Pit while in Montana, and meeting with state legislators and local officials to formulate a strategy to work with his administration on cleanup of the site.

Fox’s letter states, “As I’m sure you are well aware, Montanans place a very high value on a healthy environment, and it’s critical that EPA uses the authority granted to it by Congress to robustly enforce sensible, and much-needed environmental protection policy to the best of its ability.

“A clean and healthy environment is one of our nation’s greatest treasures, and is a right enshrined in Montana’s constitution. I’m confident you recognize that EPA must always strive to find the balance between allowing responsible use of our environment with strong environmental protection.”

Scott Pruitt is the former attorney general for the state of Oklahoma and served together with Attorney General Fox over the last four years representing their respective states. The U.S. Senate confirmed Pruitt on February 17.

Click here to view Fox’s letter.