On Tuesday, former Republican EPA chiefs spoke with ABC News and expressed their grave “concern” with Donald Trump’s approach to science and believed the president has not done enough to help the environment.
“Washington looks for ways to divide people, and the environment is a way to do it. We’ve done a good job of cleaning up our air and water. But we still have more to do, and we are starting to backslide, which is why we are worried. There is more to do,” former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R-NJ) said.
The ABC reporter then asked the group what grade they would give to the current leadership of the EPA.
Republican William K. Reilly said that he would give them a “D.”
“I would be a little lower than that,” Whitman added.
Whitman then bashed the Trump administration for flat out undermining science.
“I’m really concerned about the disrespect undermining of science,” she said. “It is sending a message to young people — don’t care. Now they are trying to confuse issues like climate change to me that’s an enormous, enormous thing facing our grandchildren. They are rolling back regulations that will protect us.”
Take a look at the interview in the video clip below: