Per the Reporting from Politico
The study would show that the chemicals endanger human health at a far lower level than EPA has previously called safe, according to the emails.
“The public, media, and Congressional reaction to these numbers is going to be huge,” one unidentified White House aide said in an email forwarded on Jan. 30 by James Herz, a political appointee who oversees environmental issues at the OMB. The email added: “The impact to EPA and [the Defense Department] is going to be extremely painful. We (DoD and EPA) cannot seem to get ATSDR to realize the potential public relations nightmare this is going to be.”
More than three months later, the draft study remains unpublished, and the HHS unit saysit has no scheduled date to release it for public comment. Critics say the delay shows the Trump administration is placing politics ahead of an urgent public health concern — something they had feared would happen after agency leaders like Pruitt started placing industry advocates in charge of issues like chemical safety.
Remember Scott Pruitt's focus was water, how in the world does this report which STILL hasn't been published comport with Scott's promise to maintain clean drinking water.
Scott Pruitt is a vile person and is ruining the EPA at the cost of American's lives and livelyhoods. A Swampthing in it's purest form.
For laughs here's what Scott Pruitt's chief of staff said defending this absurd position. I'll give you a gold star if you can tell me what the hell he's saying here:
Pruitt‘s chief of staff, Ryan Jackson, defended EPA’s actions, telling POLITICO the agency was helping “ensure that the federal government is responding in a uniform way to our local, state, and Congressional constituents and partners.”