"Top EPA Science Adviser Has History Of Questioning Pollution Research"

"In 2015, the top toxicologist for the state of Texas, Michael Honeycutt, was interviewed on Houston Public Radio. At the time, the Environmental Protection Agency was pushing for tighter limits on ozone, a type of air pollution that is hazardous for people with asthma and other respiratory diseases.

But Honeycutt said reducing air pollution could be dangerous.

'Houston and Los Angeles are going to lose people. People are going to die,' he said. 'According to EPA, people are going to die from lowering these standards,' he continued, referring to the proposed tightening of ozone regulations."

Rebecca Hersher reports for NPR February 14, 2018.

Source: NPR, 02/16/2018