The American Lung Association is taking the EPA and Congress to task for sidelining science and imperilling public health in the process.
|EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.|
The group's annual “State of the Air” report tends to be optimistic. Long a backer of the Clean Air Act, the group’s report last year praised regulators for allowing both economic growth alongside an improvement in air quality. But this year, things are a little different.
For one thing, the 2018 report, published Wednesday, singles out EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for his role in sidelining scientific research at the agency he helms, as well as specific members of Congress that have proposed legislation that would weaken the Clean Air Act.
Read Alex Lubben’s story from Vice News - “Scott Pruitt’s EPA will wreck air quality, American Lung Association finds.”