"So here you have a major crisis for the United States and for the world, and at the same time you have nobody, or almost nobody, working here at the EPA."
Combined with regulatory rollbacks and structural weakening of the EPA, the steep declines in enforcement nearly across the board show that Trump’s EPA is on what we consider a dangerous path.
“This is our reality now.”
The Trump administration has been attacking the Clean Water Act and the Obama-era Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule since coming into power.
“The fact that his personal emails weren’t provided to us until after he left could mean that he was actively trying to hide something or that he was just as cavalier about records policy as he was about all the other rules on government accountability and ethics. Both are bad.”
Data just doesn't add up behind industry conclusions on chlorpyrifos – a controversial insecticide linked to brain impacts for children.
But the EPA's "agenda to sideline science" is still front and center.
"We're seeing EPA trying to cut science out of the process."
Over just 11 months in 2017, Pruitt racked up millions – on the taxpayers’ dime – on his own personal security.