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Former Environmental Chiefs Blast EPA’s Retreat Under Trump

June 11, 2019, 4:51 PM

Under President Donald Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency is abandoning its core mission to protect the air, water, and human health, former leaders of the agency told Congress on June 11.

“Under the current administration, the EPA is retreating from its historic mission to protect our environment and the health of the public from environmental hazards,” said Republican Christine Todd Whitman, who led the agency under former President George W. Bush.

Whitman was testifying before a House panel June 11 alongside three other former EPA administrators—only one of whom is a Democrat—as the agency moves to ease rules governing emissions...

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