Scott Pruitt claims he wants to help towns his policies will destroy. Like this one.
Original story at Mother Jones• 22 mentions • 6 months ago
Mother Jones 6 months ago
The Environmental Protection Agency's administrator has found a slogan for his embattled agency's new direction. Last week, Scott Pruitt announced a #Back2Basics campaign that proposes returning the EPA to its supposed roots: protecting the environment, spurring job growth, and not burdening industry with rules and regulations. Pruitt might see firsthand the problems with this vision on Wednesday when he visits East Chicago, Indiana, a mostly black and Latino city of 29,000 that is home to a Superfund site and a host of other environmental problems. Local officials, including Indiana's Republican governor, Eric Holcomb, urged Pruitt to visit the site and ...