Poll: Do Warren’s Accusations Against the EPA Have Merit?
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) raised concerns about a potential conflict of interest within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 1. Her reasoning? She believes fossil fuel advocates were unfairly appointed to senior positions within the EPA. Does her assertion have merit?
The individuals in question are David Dunlap (former Koch Industries official) and Bill Wehrum (former industry lawyer). Dunlap is the new head of EPA’s Office of Research and Development while Wehrum is now an Administrative Assistant for the Office of Air and Radiation. They’ve both played a role in fossil fuel company interests in the past.
Trump is dedicated to making America strong and independent — unbiased fairness is the only way to accomplish this goal. The President ensures us he’s picking the right people for the right jobs. That’s a contributing factor to the economic prosperity we’re currently enjoying.
Donald Trump’s pledge to “drain the swamp” and clean the environment is at the forefront of his mind. Few individuals know the oil and gas industry better than those who’ve worked there. It makes sense that Trump would pick former industry veterans to oversee the environmental impact of fossil fuels.
Warren claims otherwise. She believes the choices are conflicts of interest. Elizabeth is specifically questioning Dunlap and his role in overseeing the EPA’s research on toxic chemicals. There’s currently a class-action lawsuit against Georgia-Pacific (a Koch Industries subsidiary) over concerns about a site in Michigan. The EPA has acknowledged that they’ll respond to Warren through the proper channels.
There’s a lot at stake for the Democrats leading up to 2020. Are Elizabeth Warren’s concerns valid, or is she searching for another way to criticize Trump? Send in your votes now.