Friday’s verdict isn’t just an indictment of Monsanto and Bayer. It’s also a scathing indictment of regulatory agencies in countries around the world, and especially of the agencies here in the U.S.
"Children, farmworkers, rural families, and science are all huge winners today... EPA's job is to protect public health, not industry profits."
Taking away all of these protections will cost Americans upwards of $260 billion annually in climate, health, and fuel impacts.
The decision came after a federal appeals court sided with green groups that sought to block the "irresponsible and dangerous" policy.
A family of chemicals – known as PFAS and responsible for marvels like Teflon and critical to the safety of American military bases – has now emerged as a far greater menace than previously disclosed.
"Pruitt and Wheeler are creating a loophole for super polluting freight trucks that will fill our children's lungs with toxic diesel pollution, ignoring public comments from moms and leading businesses across the country."
During his tenure, Pruitt undertook a radical effort to reshape the EPA.
“Like Pruitt, this veteran coal lobby lobbyist has shown only disdain for the EPA’s vital mission to protect Americans’ health and our environment.”
"Evidence shows that current levels are still not sufficiently safe and need to be tightened.”
Among other scandals, Scott Pruitt tasked a taxpayer-funded agency staffer with securing a "business opportunity" for his wife with an executive of the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A.