Foxes guard the EPA

Hiring the fox to guard the chickens places the fox in a clear conflict of interest. It would be difficult to feel much confidence in the judgment of that fox regarding chicken coop security.

The Environmental Protection Agency has a Science Advisory Board, which guards us by seeing to it that EPA work is done according to scientific data and principles. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has dismissed half of this board (despite assurances that they would be retained), with the apparent intention of replacing them with representatives of the industries being regulated by the EPA. Foxes, every one.

This administration’s pattern of putting greed and profits over our health will cost us suffering and expense for generations. Among those suffering the most are the working-class people who helped elect Trump.

Ken Deveney

Ashland