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A Missing Voice?
I would like to see the EPA defend itself in the public forum on this matter. Their voice was distinctly absent from today's show, but they are not above public discourse in this matter, especially with the good citizens of Portland. Surely there are EPA administrators who can evaluate the science, understand the cost-benefit analysis, and listen to the perspectives of our city's people and local government who represents us. I suspect the EPA would prefer to just interact with the city officials and the water utility and use their recent court victory to their advantage, but honestly, they need to hear directly from us the people.
We probably should have mentioned this on air, but here it is now, better late than never: we did invite the EPA on to talk about all of these questions — and in particular to interact directly with folks who will be affected by the new regulations — but they weren't able to find someone to be on the show.
If it's any consolation, they told us that they had 11 people, around the country, working on this...
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