29 Apr '18, 2am

The Environmental Protection Agency is not sufficiently protecting the environment

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and the environment . However, as the EPA is getting ready to relax the future vehicle fuel economy standards , the time is right to consider whether, under the current administration, this agency’s mission is, in fact, being carried out. There are two ways by which we can evaluate that question: the degree to which the agency is successful in defending its share of the limited budget pie against the demands of other well-deserving federal agencies, and the degree to which its rulemaking actions to protect human health and the environment build upon the actions taken by previous administrations. And the findings are not good. Let’s first examine the success in defending the EPA budget. Under President Trump’s 2019 budget proposal (which must have been discussed with the EPA administrator), ...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/04/20180418-sivak.html

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