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One Planet: How the Trump administration’s EPA is dismantling chemical safety regulations

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss how the Trump administration’s EPA is dismantling chemical safety regulations that impact the health of millions of Americans.

In 2016, Congress passed a bipartisan law that gave the EPA the power to ban dangerous carcinogens such as asbestos and formaldehyde. But after intense lobbying from the chemical industry, the administration decided to weaken the chemical safety law by scaling back safety evaluations. How are citizens and environmental groups responding?

Guests:

Sharon Lerner, environmental reporter for The Intercept

Melanie Benesh, legislative attorney at the  Environmental Working Group

Web Resources:

The Intercept: TOXIC DRINKING WATER BECOMES TOP CAMPAIGN ISSUE FOR MIDTERM CANDIDATES ACROSS THE U.S.

Environmental Working Group: 13 Ways Pruitt’s EPA Has Made Your Life More Toxic

The NY Times: Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry

Insider Helps Call the Shots

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.