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Trump Administration Must Not Rollback Crucial Environmental Regulations

March 29, 2020

By NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer

“At a time when thousands of Americans afflicted with COVID-19 are gasping for breath, the Trump Administration wants to roll back crucial environmental regulations that protect our air, our water, and our health.

“Scientists tell us that during earlier outbreaks of respiratory diseases, people in areas with even moderate air pollution were 84 percent more likely to die than people living in areas with low pollution. Poor air quality already kills more than 2,000 New Yorkers per year.

“Choosing this moment to allow big polluters to police their own actions and poison our air and water with impunity is nothing short of craven opportunism on the part of a Federal government that cares more about corporate bottom lines than protecting public health.”​

March 29, 2020

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