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  • Trump's Plan to Crush the EPA Is a Symptom of a Bigger Problem

    By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

    Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency pick, Scott Pruitt, is just one more link in the EPA's history of catering to fossil fuel barons and ignoring civil rights violations.Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency pick, Scott Pruitt, is just one more link in the EPA's history of catering to fossil fuel barons and ignoring civil rights violations. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

    Scott Pruitt may be the worst pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency, but the Trump nominee is just one part of a larger political problem: Polluters refuse to sacrifice profits to pay for pollution controls, and leaders of both parties lack the courage to hold them accountable.

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