EPA, You’ve Changed

Scientific evidence has been the foundation of landmark laws like the Clean Air Act and air pollution regulations designed to protect Americans. But from the get-go, the Trump administration has had it in for science, argues Jacob Carter, of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, in Scientific American.
 
In a new report, the UCS lays out a laundry list of attacks on the EPA’s science-based public safety measures, Carter writes. Shrugging off scientists’ recommendations in 2017, the agency stopped short of banning the deadly pesticide chlorpyrifos. In October 2018, the agency nixed scientific advisory panels on the public health toll of ozone and fine particulates.
 

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