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Pruitt Isn’t Reforming the EPA, He’s Trying to Kill It – April 11, 2018

Why one former EPA advisor is suing the agency, and how he thinks we can reinvent it

In 2017, just a few days after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, a freshman GOP lawmaker with only a few days on the job of his own, proposed House Resolution 861. Its language was ominous: “The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”

photo of Pruitt protestPhoto by Lorie ShaullSince taking over as EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt has overseen the appointments of a diverse array of lobbyists, put the brakes on enforcement of environmental regulations, and suspended progressive regulatory actions initiated by his predecessors.

I was in my sixth year on the EPA’s Science Advisory Board when… more

by: Joe Arvai

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