LeMoult: Well, I’m told they really haven’t been able to do much of their jobs since this whole pandemic began. But I talked with Kyla Bennett today. She’s the science director for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which is known as PEER, that’s sort of a whistle-blower organization that supports and defends local and state and federal employees in public environmental agencies. Here’s what she said about this.
Kyla Bennett: EPA employees are horrified by this directive. They feel like they have had their legs cut out from under them and that they are unable to protect the environment or human health given this directive.
LeMoult: She says they really see this as a retreat from their mission as environmental workers.