Christine Todd Whitman, who led the Environmental Protection Agency during former President George W. Bush’s first term, is counting on President-elect Joe Biden to restore the agency to its former stature.
Biden’s agenda to curb emissions and other pollution will immediately help win favor with EPA staff who have been sidelined during the Trump administration, Whitman said. Biden is expected to pursue the most aggressive climate change agenda of any president, in part through new regulations at the EPA.
“It’s not going to be hard for him to show the commitment that he has” to the environment and climate change, which will help “alleviate a lot of the tension” that’s been at the EPA during the Trump administration, Whitman told the Washington Examiner in a recent interview.
“There was not much belief, with good reason, that this particular administration cared about anything in the environment,” she added of President Trump’s White House. “The environment was just seen