Future of the EPA

Scott Pruitt, who sued the Environmental Protection Agency over a dozen times while he was attorney general of Oklahoma, is now the director of EPA. Environmental activists are worried that his ties to the fossil fuel industry may affect his decision-making in the position. Additionally, President Donald Trump has vowed to drastically cut environmental regulations and the EPA's budget. Today we'll discuss what environmental protection policies may look like under the new administration with a panel of guests.


  • Elizabeth Shogren, Washington DC correspondent, High Country News (former NPR enviornmental reporter)
  • Heather Taylor-Miesle, Executive Director, Ohio Environmental Council
  • Collin O'Mara, President and CEO, National Wildlife Federation
  • Daren Bakst, Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation Center for Free Markets and Regulatory Reform

Date Published: 

Thursday, March 2, 2017