Weekly Focus

Public Fears Hamper EPA Deregulatory Push, Drive 'Communication' Bid

September 13, 2018
STOWE, VT -- Faced with polling showing significant public concerns about the environment, acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and other top officials are seeking to bolster “risk communication” to highlight significant improvements over the last 25 years -- a key step if they hope to advance the Trump administration's deregulatory agenda. At the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) fall meeting here late last month, top agency officials and their state supporters sought to make the case that improvements in...


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