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Tester Calls for New Regional EPA Administrator to Hold Public Listening Sessions in Montana Next Week
(Big Sandy, Mont.)—U.S. Senator Jon Tester today called on the new Regional Administrator of the EPA to hold public listening sessions while in Montana next week.
Tester is urging Region 8 Administrator Doug Benevento to meet with Montanans in Butte, Anaconda, Libby, and Columbia Falls to discuss the EPA’s progress and address the distrust of the agency in these communities. In a letter to Benevento, Tester emphasized the importance of meeting with Montanans and unscored the need to fully hold corporations accountable for cleanup.
“It is critical that you gain firsthand knowledge of the unique challenges within each community so you can address them immediately,” Tester said. “Montana has too often slipped off your Agency’s radar, leaving Montanans to clean up the messes of big corporations. By visiting our state, you will see the resilience of our communities and the urgent need to defend our clean air and water, which are the backbone of our state’s economy.”
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