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Trump's Environment Rollbacks Won't Stick, Obama's EPA Head Says

  • Gina McCarthy says reversals won’t withstand legal scrutiny
  • Top roles at EPA still left unfilled, jeopardizing work
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What the U.S. Departure Means for the Paris Agreement

President Donald Trump’s moves to roll back Obama-era environmental and climate regulations won’t stick, according to his predecessor’s environmental chief.

Neither the science nor the law is on Trump’s side as the administration moves to repeal rules governing water pollution, carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants and methane leaks from oil and gas wells, said Gina McCarthy, who led the Environmental Protection Agency for nearly four years under former President Barack Obama.