Six former heads of EPA call for agency reset after Trump term

Al Jazeera | Aug 12, 2020 at 6:28 PM
  • Six former heads of the United States government agency tasked with protecting the environment have called for a reset following President Donald Trump’s first term.
  • The new recommendations for reset include several broad mandates, such as increasing the agency’s actions across the board on the disproportionate exposure that Black, Hispanic and other minority communities and low-income areas have to all kinds of dangerous pollutants.
  • Other broad recommendations aimed at the Trump era include minimising industry and political influence on science-based decisions in regulatory actions, combating climate change and cutting air pollution with electric vehicles, among others.