Oct 27, 2020
As part of our election series, Stephanie Desmon talks with Dr. Tom Burke, the EPA’s science advisor during the Obama administration. They discuss this critical moment after huge reversals of environmental gains in the US, how the reputation of science has affected critical policy decisions, and what’s at stake for everything from the quality of drinking water to the dangers of forest fires and hurricanes if regulation continues to be relaxed. They also talk about who is impacted the most from climate change regulation in the US and how rollbacks of regulations have made some communities even more susceptible to the harms of COVID-19.
KEYWORDS: renewable energy; natural disaster; health equity