Suspended EPA Official: “Our Kids Will Continue to Be Poisoned” Under Trump

HeadlineOct 17, 2018
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In environmental news, a top EPA official who was put on administrative leave last month is speaking out about the Trump administration’s plan to “disappear” her office—the Office of Children’s Health Protection. This is Dr. Ruth Etzel speaking to CBS News.

Dr. Ruth Etzel: “My sense is that the government has absolutely no intention of taking any actions towards seriously changing lead in children’s environments.”

Anna Werner: “And what does that mean for the kids?”

Dr. Ruth Etzel: “It basically means that our kids will continue to be poisoned. It basically means that kids are disposable, they don’t matter.”

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