Watchdog Group: Letting Corporate Polluters Off The Hook During Health Crisis Is “Shameful”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The New York Times is reporting that the Trump administration will issue a new rule today weakening regulations on mercury and other toxic metals released from oil and coal-fired power plants.
In response, Accountable.US issued the following statement on behalf of its president, Kyle Herrig:
“The Trump administration is ramming through its corrupt agenda to reward the President’s cronies while Americans face an unprecedented health crisis. It’s shameful that the President is focused on endangering our environment instead of confronting the coronavirus pandemic.”
President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release a new method of calculating the costs and benefits of curbing mercury pollution which, according to environmental lawyers, “would most likely destroy the legal underpinnings of controls on mercury and many other pollutants.”
Accountable.US has been closely tracking how corporations and political donors have been benefitting from the Trump administration’s reaction to the novel coronavirus. Learn more at https://www.accountable.us/news/.