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How war on the EPA was waged

Sunday 10pm FRONTLINE - PBS documentary series that explores news investigations from award-winning journalism team. WAR ON THE EPA - How did Scott Pruitt go from fighting the EPA to running it and rolling back years of environmental protections? With access to key players behind his rise, and former EPA officials, FRONTLINE provides an inside look at the ascent of the anti-regulatory movement in America.



In War on the EPA, FRONTLINE tells the inside story of how this major reversal and other environmental policy rollbacks happened; how President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, Scott Pruitt, went from fighting the federal agency to running it; and how the anti-regulatory and anti-climate change science movements in America reached this moment of triumph.

This timely documentary draws on access to key players involved in the issue, including Murray; Myron Ebell, the leader of Trump’s EPA transition team; former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy; and, in her first televised interview, Betsy Southerland, the highest-ranking former EPA staffer to work under Pruitt and then speak on television with criticisms of him.

War on the EPA explores how Scott Pruitt, a former state senator and minor league baseball team owner, came to political prominence first in Oklahoma and then in Washington, D.C. by pledging to fight federal environmental regulations aimed at protecting public health, promoting clean energy development, and slowing climate change. The film shows how he earned a reputation as a defender of the oil and gas industries — suing the Obama EPA 14 times.

The documentary also traces how the fossil fuel industry methodically fought back against Obama-era regulations with the help of a “strike force” of state attorneys general, led by Pruitt, and it shows how an anti-EPA advertising blitz downplayed the threat of climate change and hammered home the message: Your jobs are under attack, and the EPA is to blame.

Mia Laurenzo is a 35-year veteran of public television in Miami. She began her career learning every aspect of video production. Currently she is a writer, producer, on-air host and promotions coordinator for TV, radio and the web.  Her experiences include producing for a series, special events and historical documentaries.  As a native Floridian, she is a perfect fit for South Florida's Storyteller Station, WLRN.  She has produced several award winning, nationally distributed documentaries and is the recipient of three Suncoast Regional Emmys.  
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