Trump Administration Exploits Pandemic To Rule Pollution Legal


Jonathon Berman,

Washington, DC -- Today, former coal lobbyist and current EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that the EPA is suspending enforcement of environmental laws.

In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:

“As the country focuses on protecting public health and safety from COVID-19, Donald Trump and Andrew Wheeler are exploiting this pandemic to make toxic pollution legal. While there may be no limit to the lengths Trump and Wheeler are willing to go for corporate polluters, there is a limit to what the public will allow. This illegal and reckless action will not go unchecked."


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