Environment Seen as Needing Help Beyond EPA Programs (1)

April 23, 2019, 6:29 PMUpdated: April 23, 2019, 9:27 PM

Protecting the environment can no longer be viewed as the sole purview of EPA, senior corporate managers and former agency officials said April 23.

Business sustainability efforts, partnerships between nonprofits and companies to reduce hazardous chemical use, and projects that improve local communities’ economic base are needed, according to people from IBM Corp., Xylem Inc., Walmart Inc., and the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund.

In addition, programs that improve access to both health care and clean water should be part of environmental protection in the future, said Terry Yosie, a former director of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board who has ...

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