"With fanfare, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt convened top officials from across the government last week to discuss a coordinated federal effort to combat lead poisoning.
What did they do? Hard to say.
Multiple EPA staffers who work on lead issues and officials from other agencies whose work is related to the health risks of the potent neurotoxin say they know little about last Thursday's meeting of the President's Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children. And aides who normally attend meetings of the task force say they weren't invited.
"At this point, I know what you know," an EPA staffer told E&E News. "I'll probably learn more when I read your article.""