Study: The EPA’s on the verge of ‘regulatory capture’

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When EPA decisions are based on industry priorities rather than public interest, that’s regulatory capture. Social scientists say Trump’s EPA is on the edge.

Under the Trump administration, the Environmental Protection Agency has veered so far from its foundational mission of protecting human health and the environment that it faces the highest risk in its 47-year history of being reshaped to serve industry rather than the American public, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health.