10 Jul '18, 6pm

To Rebuild Trust After Pruitt, EPA Should Ban These Toxic Chemicals

Thanks to President Donald Trump, Americans' confidence in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has never been lower. Since taking office, Trump and his minions have sought to roll back 76 environmental safeguards , according to Harvard Law School's regulatory rollback tracker . Trump's decisions have created a toxic mess of more air and water pollution. One study estimated that former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's proposal to weaken air quality standards could lead to 80,000 extra deaths per decade. No wonder Pruitt's approval rating was even lower than President Trump's—that is, before the scandal-plagued administrator "resigned " last week. This week, acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler replaced Pruitt. But it will take more than a commitment to greater transparency , which Wheeler pledged, to rebuild trust in Trump's EPA. To rebuild confidence, Wheeler...

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