EPA Then and Now

It was in 1970, under President Nixon, that the Environmental Protection Agency was founded. While the Agency enjoyed tremendous bipartisan support for decades, the last 9 years have seen a decline in support from congressional Republicans. Recently, former EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, explained that she is not worried about protections being rolled back—she thinks they will withstand the assault—but rather about the budget cuts Lynda Deschambault, former EPA Staff Scientist Benjamin Franta, PhD candidate in History of Science, Stanford University Gina McCarthy, former EPA Administrator Portions of this program were recorded at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

by Climate One