03 Mar '17, 12pm

Photos reveal how polluted the U.S. was before EPA was founded

Smog obscures George Washington Bridge, 1973 [From EPA Documerica series] Enlarge Photo It can be argued that the current presidential administration appears to lack interest in the traditional mission of the Environmental Protection Agency. As a candidate, Donald Trump advocated wholesale repeal of environmental regulations and increased production of fossil fuels. He has also called climate science a "hoax" created by China to hurt the U.S. As president, Trump picked Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. Pruitt is a climate-science denier who sued the agency he now leads multiple times over its enforcement of environmental regulations. DON'T MISS: Auto lobby again asks to redo emission rule, to new EPA chief Pruitt this time But if anyone should doubt the importance of the EPA, it's instructive look back a few decades. That's what Popular Science did, as part of an ongoing serie...

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