University Professor David Driesen Comments on President’s Executive Order on the EPA

Posted on Tuesday 2/28/2017

“When Trump promised to drain the swamp, we thought he meant to purge Washington, D.C. of the pestilence of corporate lobbying. Apparently, he meant to destroy the wetlands that filter our drinking water, control floods, and provide vital habitat for birds and other wildlife on behalf of the lobbyists,” said David M. Driesen, University Professor at Syracuse University College of Law and scholar of environmental law. “Trump’s wetlands protection order undoes years of EPA work aimed at resolving a jurisdictional issue that had produced litigation burning through agency resources. It is part of a broader campaign to destroy laws that protect Americans from harm.”