EPA Shifts Its Stance on Toxic Chemicals, Raises Concerns

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Scott Pruitt testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Capitol Hill January 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. Pruitt is expected to face tough questioning about his stance on climate change and ties to the oil and gas industry. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

The Environmental Protection Agency is under renewed scrutiny after it barred government scientists from speaking at a climate-change conference in Rhode Island earlier this week. Consumer advocates are also raising red flags at a change in how toxic chemicals are regulated. We discuss the latest news on the EPA and how its changing role under the Trump administration.


Eric Lipton, reporter, New York Times
Daniel Rosenberg, attorney & health and environmental program at NRDC
John D. Graham, dean of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

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