Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Real EPA Scandal

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Real EPA Scandal

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's wasting of taxpayers' money on "security" is an ethical problem, but a far greater problem is his killing of the EPA.

Mr. Pruitt was hired to destroy the EPA, and he has successfully remade it into the "Big Business Protection Agency." For this, President Donald Trump praises Mr. Pruitt for doing a "fantastic job." Mr. Pruitt built a political career in Oklahoma out of suing the EPA. Now, as head, he has replaced EPA scientists with business hirelings and rolled back environment regulations that they saw as "overly intrusive and harmful to business."

Several scientific studies show that even our existing rules are causing tens of thousands of extra deaths in America each year.

So, what do Mr. Trump and Mr. Pruitt do? They ease our air and water pollution standards more just to help business generate more profit. …

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