Trump Administration Refuses to Protect Americans from Dangerous Air Pollution

Statement of EDF Senior Attorney Rachel Fullmer

April 14, 2020
Sharyn Stein, 202-905-5718,

“The Trump administration is once again abdicating its legal and moral duty to protect the health of American families. The latest science shows clearly that we need stronger, more protective limits on particulate pollution. EPA’s own analysis shows we risk tens of thousands of early deaths from that dangerous air pollution, and we know that particulate matter causes heart and lung diseases that make people more vulnerable to severe COVID-19. But EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced today that he will leave our outdated, inadequate standards in place. Americans deserve better leadership – especially now.”

- Rachel Fullmer, EDF Senior Attorney

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