In a Capitol Hill hearing, they urged Congress to provide stronger oversight of the Trump EPA and raised concerns about the agency’s ties to industries it regulates.
Three former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrators who served under Republican presidents urged Congress to ramp up its oversight of the Trump EPA on Tuesday, expressing distress at the agency’s attempts to mislead the public on the risks of climate change and brush aside science in decision-making.
They were joined by Democrat Gina McCarthy, the agency’s chief under President Barack Obama, illustrating that these are bipartisan sentiments.
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Original Title: 3 Republican Former EPA Heads Rebuke Trump EPA on Climate Policy & Science
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