25 Apr '16, 8am

EPA Renews Focus on Public Health

EPA Renews Focus on Public Health

Those battles aside, now McCarthy is calling for the EPA to take another step that is sure to drive Republicans insane. In an op-ed that celebrated the agency’s accomplishments over the past 45 years, McCarthy called for the EPA to take on more of a leadership role in public health. She seeks to add more health experts to the EPA’s staff, ensure public health care considerations are integrated into the EPA’s decision-making process, and find ways to work closer with other agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The latter move is particularly important, as federal agencies are often perceived as behaving as personal fiefdoms instead of looking out for the public interest.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2016/04/epas-quest-lead-publi...

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