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Study tallies adverse impacts of rollbacks, sparking EPA criticism

June 14, 2018
Two Harvard professors are estimating that planned Trump administration rollbacks of Obama-era EPA rules will result in more than 80,000 deaths over ten years, sparking strong criticisms from agency officials as well as its new top air quality advisor. The study, “A Breath of Bad Air: Cost of the Trump Environmental Agenda May Lead to 80 000 Extra Deaths per Decade,” presents “highly speculative estimates of health impacts that reflect guess-work and assumptions of unknown validity, not facts implied by available...

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