Policy Shifts Taking a Toll on Morale at EPA's San Francisco Office

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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)

Morale at the Environmental Protection Agency office in San Francisco has taken a dive since President Trump took office. Scientists accustomed to being curious and asking questions are now reportedly being told to simply keep their heads down and not make waves. In this segment, we'll talk to the San Francisco Chronicle's Peter Fimrite who writes that open positions are going unfilled, longtime EPA employees are quitting, and more policy changes and cutbacks are on the horizon.

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Peter Fimrite, environmental writer, San Francisco Chronicle