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Quoted: Former EPA scientist attacks Pruitt's ‘contempt’ for agency

October 09, 2018
Former EPA scientist Betsy Southerland, who retired in 2017 and has since been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration’s environmental agenda, is faulting former Administrator Scott Pruitt for what she calls his “contempt” of staff input on major rules, and says she is working with other former staff on a post-Trump EPA “rebuilding plan.” In an Oct. 4 interview with the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies’ YaleEnvironment360 blog, Southerland describes a pattern where Pruitt would back industry...


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