Former GOP EPA chief: Trump administration is 'trying to create confusion in science'

Former GOP EPA chief: Trump administration is 'trying to create confusion in science'
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Christine Todd Whitman, a former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the George W. Bush administration, said Wednesday that the Trump administration is "trying to create confusion in science."

Whitman told CNN that what worries her most about the administration's environmental policy is the “erosion of trust in science." 

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“They are trying to create confusion in science by not allowing pure science. They are replacing people on the Science Advisory Board with people from industry,” Whitman said. 

“That’s what we’re seeing: this administration again and again talking about just the economics of an issue," she added. "EPA is about protecting public health and the environment.”

Four former EPA administrators, including Whitman, on Tuesday similarly denounced the agency's direction under President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says he is unaware of reported federal investigation Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff Lawmakers focus their ire on NBA, not China MORE at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing. 

“Today, as never before, the mission of EPA is being seriously undermined by the very people who have been entrusted with carrying that mission out," she said Tuesday. 

Whitman has been a vocal critic of Trump.