The EPA has forgotten its one job: protecting the environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s job is so straightforward, it is embedded in its name. “Our mission is to protect human health and the environment,” the agency’s website confirms, just in case there was any doubt.

Yet in recent months, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has set the agency on a path that strays far from this fundamental ethos. Through his actions, Pruitt has made it clear he is prioritizing the industries he is supposed to regulate above the environment he is entrusted to defend.



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