Fire Wednesday in Newark
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People from countries all over the world work their entire lives to come to the USA to find more economic opportunity for themselves and their children. Others find their way here to seek asylum from tyrannical or crumbling governments….
Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general picked by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, immediately drew blowback during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday for saying that he “hasn’t looked into the scientific research” on precisely how much lead exposure is unsafe for children.
Critics slammed Pruitt’s response as an uninformed and dangerously naive perspective on a critical environmental health issue. But, in fact, Pruitt’s not alone in his uncertainty on this question. There’s an ongoing debate among scientists and regulators about how much lead is too much for kids to have in their bodies.
Just this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was scheduled to hold a meeting to discuss that very question.
That didn’t stop Democrats from using Pruitt’s quote, out of context, as a talking point:
Scott Pruitt said he “hasn’t looked at the scientific research” on the dangers of lead exposure to kids.#PruittHearing
– Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) January 18, 2017
“That’s something I’ve not reviewed, nor know about.”-Trump’s EPA nominee, Scott Pruitt on lead poisoning in drinking water
New York Fed President William Dudley generated some headlines Tuesday from a speech given for the retailing industry in New York.
Also Tuesday, as investors worried Trump would favor tariffs that would impede growth, the prospect of worrisome levels of inflation looked less likely.