Meet the top EPA environmental justice official who quit to protest Pruitt & Trump

Mustafa Ali helped launch the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice in 1992.

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A top official at the Environmental Protection Agency has resigned in protest of a Trump administration proposal to scale back severely the size and work of the agency. Mustafa Ali helped launch the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice in 1992 and served under both Republican and Democratic administrations. Up until last week, he headed the environmental justice department. He joins us in one of his first interviews since leaving the EPA.

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