Six former administrator of the EPA, sensing a chance for a Democratic victory in November, have written a letter telling the EPA they want a “reset” in the way the EPA is operating. Obliquely criticizing the current administration, they write: “While we are concerned about the current state of affairs at EPA, we are hopeful for the agency’s future.” They also ask for more resources.
Reporting on the letter in The Hill, Rachel Frazin shared the EPA’s response:
“’EPA Administrator Wheeler is proud of our record addressing environmental problems impacting Americans, including delisting Superfund sites that have lingered for years,’” said EPA spokesperson James Hewitt. ‘He won’t be taking “reset’”advice from administrators who ignored the Flint lead crisis, botched the Gold King Mine response, and encouraged New Yorkers to [breathe] contaminated air at Ground Zero,’ Hewitt added.”