Can we trust the EPA under President Trump? | The Tylt
Can we trust the EPA under President Trump?
The EPA under President Trump has been criticized by many environmental activists for being anti-science.
Trump has significantly shrunken the size of the EPA staff, fired nine members of its Board of Scientific Counselors and continues to revoke health and environmental protections. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is himself a climate science denier, and has demanded the same of his agency. It seems to many that the EPA can no longer be trusted.
The Union of Concerned Scientists even created an interactive timeline to illustrate every instance of the Trump administration's "war on science."
But not everyone thinks the changes to the EPA under President Trump are such a bad thing. Many criticized Obama-era environmental regulations as hostile to business and anti-growth.
Pruitt claims "the previous administration created a narrative that you can't be pro-business and pro-environment," but says his EPA is simply taking a "sector-based approach" to environmental protection.