Former Republican administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency say they fear a Donald Trump presidency could destroy the agency. Politico reports the former EPA officials say if Trump were to follow through on threats to undo some of the Obama administration’s signature environmental efforts, it would likely lead to mass protest resignations. Christine Todd Whitman, the first EPA administrator under George W. Bush, says moving the agency away from its core mission would result in “a wholesale resignation within the industry.” Doug Parker, the former career-level director of EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division, suggests Trump should relax enforcement, rather than retracting regulations if elected. Parker says political appointees could decide to slow-walk cases and make other policy changes, although that would not bring an immediate halt to any ongoing investigations.
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