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Source:  Los Angeles Times

If you should care to spend an hour tonight contemplating the fate of environmental regulation under the Trump administration, the PBS series Frontline has a documentary for you.

The title, “War on the EPA” plays off right-wing slogans that imagine a government-waged “war on coal,” or a “war on Christmas.” But this war is real, and the evidence, advanced with pride or dread by each side, is here.

Specifically the hour sets out to answer the question “What is Scott Pruitt doing running the EPA?” As Oklahoma state attorney general and a key member of the activist Republican Attorneys General Association, Pruitt sued the Environmental Protection Agency more than a dozen times.

Now as that agency’s head, Pruitt’s main interest seems to be ridding the regulatory agency of regulations — “making the regulated the regulators,” in the words of New York Times reporter Eric Lipton, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting is one of the pillars upon which “War on the EPA” rests.

Read the story at the Los Angeles Times.

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