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Expert says Trump's loyalty to polluters is killing people - and he's using 'fake science' to cover it up

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The Trump administration has instructed the EPA to use a new method for projecting the future health risks of air pollution, which would significantly reduce last year’s estimate that up to 1,400 additional premature deaths will occur every year due to a proposed new rule on coal plant emissions, according to The New York Times. The plan is controversial, in part, because experts claim it has not been peer-reviewed and is not scientifically sound, breaking precedent in terms of how the EPA attempts to handle environmental regulations. “This is a logical next step in the effort by Trump and the polluting interests that dictate his environmental policies to dismantle the environmental protections of the past half century put in place by past both Republican and Democratic presidents,” said Michael E. Mann, a distinguished professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University

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