At the federal level, the White House has interfered with the EPA’s evaluation of the chemical, which can cause cancers and deform fetal hearts.
Under White House pressure, the EPA ordered the panel to ignore the findings of its own scientists that the chemical TCE causes fetal heart defects.
EPA scientists found a toxic chemical damages fetal hearts. The Trump White House rewrote their assessment.
An internal scientific evaluation of TCE obtained by Reveal shows detailed interference by the Executive Office of the President.
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Scientists under political pressure “basically knew the answer that the White House wanted, and they were going to cook the books,” one engineer says.