Courtesy of Olivia Sanderfoot
Olivia Sanderfoot

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences graduate student and National Science Foundation graduate research fellow Olivia Sanderfoot’s letter to the editor about a proposed rule that would limit research used to determine federal environmental regulations was published in the opinion section of The New York Times on Tuesday.

The letter was written by Sanderfoot in response to an NYT story, “E.P.A. Plans Limit on Evidence Used for Health Rules” that was published shortly before.

“Clean air and clean water are priceless resources that add immeasurable value to our nation’s natural heritage,” she wrote. “Risking them for short-term profits is nothing short of a betrayal of the American people, and of our forebears who fought so that future generations could step outside just to enjoy the fresh air.”

Read the full letter here.