The EPA’s mission for the last 40 years has been to protect public health and the environment: Donald J. Trump is trying to modify that to “clean air and clean water” — this sleight of hand is being used to focus on “energy independence” and claim that we can deregulate the energy (coal & oil) and auto industries. I strongly object to this Executive Order reframing pollution control and prevention — we need more cross sectoral coordination based on science, not less. We are building bipartisan strategies to fight back across both sides of the aisle. President Donald J. Trump will walk alone, just as he had to on health care.

— Sonali P. Chitre

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