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America’s Canary in a coal mine

Explorepartsunknown.com
By Brian Donahue
April 4, 2017

At times, this is what it can feel like to live in and explore New Jersey these days—like everything is falling apart. It feels like maybe the rest of the world should be paying more attention.

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Q&A with former EPA administrator Christie Todd Whitman on Trump’s budget cuts

Newsworks
By Diane Stopyra
April 6, 2017

President Trump’s administration has proposed a federal budget that would cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s allotment by 31 percent, or $2.6 billion and the equivalent of 3,200 jobs.

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Whitman, ex-New Jersey officials oppose Trump’s EPA changes

Associated Press
By Michael Catalini
April 4, 2017

TRENTON – The country’s one-time top environmental regulator is joining several fellow former New Jersey governors and elected officials in warning about the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Ex-EPA Chief Whitman Says GOP Must Get Serious on Climate

Bloomberg
March 23, 2017

MSNBC’s For The Record Provides Forum For Obama And Bush EPA Chiefs To Explain Why They’re “Skeptical” Of Scott Pruitt

MSNBC
Greta Van Susteren (host)
March 2, 2017

Former George W. Bush EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman: “The Agency Is About Protecting Human Health And The Environment, And We Don’t Want To Lose That”

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Bush Administration EPA Chief Urges Caution In Cutting Regulations

Morning Edition
Rachel Martin (host)
March 2, 2017

Rachel Martin speaks with Christine Todd Whitman, who led the Environmental Protection Agency under George W. Bush. She responds to President Trump’s plan to roll back regulations and cut EPA funding.

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Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt To Lead Environmental Protection Agency

Morning Edition on NPR Berlin
Kelly McEvers (host)
February 17, 2017

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How The EPA Became A Victim Of Its Own Success

Morning Edition on NPR Berlin
By Nate Rott
February 17, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has a pretty simple mission in principle: to protect human health and the environment. It’s a popular purpose too. Nearly three out of four U.S. adults believe the country “should do whatever it takes to protect the environment,” according to a 2016 survey by the Pew Research Center.

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Good Luck Killing the EPA; Dismembering the agency requires changing 45 years worth of laws, warns one Republican who ran it.

Bloomberg
By Eric Roston
February 8, 2017

The new U.S. president and Congress are taking a hard look at environmental rules—none harder than a freshman U.S. representative whose new bill would “terminate the Environmental Protection Agency.”

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Trump’s EPA facing fire amid efforts to rein in agency

USA Today/THE NEWS-PRESS Washington bureau
By Ledyard King
February 7, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is facing its toughest test since the regulatory agency opened its doors in 1970 under President Richard Nixon.

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