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Murderer in Chief Part Two: Trump's Gutting of Environmental Rules Will Lead to Hundreds of Thousands of Deaths

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/05/25/murderer-chief-part-two-trumps-gutting-environmental-rules-will-lead-hundreds

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As one who served on the front lines of the environmental battlefields for decades I don’t want to simplify the fight to one dolt like Trump. The problem is much more entrenched than that. The polluters have successfully lobbied for decades and gamed the system to hide their sins in myriad ways. Numerous politicians are complicit on both sides of the aisle. Unless we get teeth put back into regulatory structures we are doomed to choke on our own vomit. We need Progressive leadership to steer US in that direction even if we are forced to vote for less than that at the ballot box. It is a very imperfect world into which we are born…

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