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Obama Administration Failed to Protect Environment, Pruitt Says

May 24, 2017, 9:47 PM

EPA chief Scott Pruitt skewered his predecessors at a May 24 symposium, arguing contamination crises and court battles are the real environmental legacy of the Obama administration.

There are more Superfund sites now than at the outset of 2009, and 40 percent of Americans live in areas that fail to meet EPA ozone standards, Pruitt told the symposium hosted by Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

“Everybody talks about the past administration being so great for the environment,” Pruitt told the symposium hosted by Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in Washington. “What’s so great about that record?”

Pruitt has criticized the Obama ...

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