Author Archive

Chris Sellers

Professor of History, Stony Brook University


The EPA Has Backed Off Enforcement Under Trump – Here Are The Numbers

Data gathered from EPA reports, staffers and retirees show the Trump administration has brought fewer environmental enforcement actions to conclusion and deferred more to states.


EPA Staff Say The White House Is Changing Their Mission From Protecting Health And The Environment To Protecting Industry

Government agencies are supposed to listen to the industries they regulate, but what if they tune out everyone else? Scholars call this regulatory capture, and some staffers see it happening at EPA.