Christine Todd Whitman Sees Danger in New EPA Approach
Nowhere is the gap between climate science and federal climate policy more obvious than at the Environmental Protection Agency. Administrator Scott Pruitt denies the link between carbon dioxide and climate change, and has called for military-style Red-team-Blue-team debates of climate science.
The agency has restricted scientists’ ability to speak about climate change and filled science advisory boards with industry advocates. Christine Todd Whitman, EPA administrator under President George W. Bush, says it’s easy to dislike regulations, but argues the current administration’s disregard for science is dangerous.