He also used his platform to say the agency would focus less on preventive measures that stop pollution, but concentrate on the cleanup of toxic areas.
“It’s like saying, ‘We’re going to remove the radar guns and remove speedometers, but you still have to comply with the speed limit. That doesn’t make sense.”
The administration's record on chemical safety has been especially hazardous for the health of Americans, especially children.
“This damaging new rule won't save fossil fuel corporations, it won't bring the U.S. closer to energy independence, and it won't protect people from dangerous air pollution.”
“The negative impacts of methane have been widely acknowledged for years, so it’s frustrating and disappointing to see the administration go in a different direction.”
“What is best for big business and Washington lobbyists is rarely what is best for local communities.”
“The federal pesticide policy is in urgent need of reform.”
"EPA can no longer look the other way while states unlawfully exempt industrial polluters from vitally important air pollution control requirements.”
This peer-reviewed study of air pollution impacts on older Americans suggests that current air qualitystandards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) do not protect public health, and that strengthening the standards could save over 140,000 American lives over a decade.
“Is this what the Environmental Protection Agency has come to?”