This obviously “suits” my preferred narrative. What a shame. By the way, the worst polluter in the U.S. is the Department of Defense, but maybe if we adjust for scale the results would be different.
The EPA is not “bad.” No more no less than any other org. Tales as such should not be used to support or attack a particular narrative. These tales require a thoughtful reflection on institutional structure, incentives and basic human nature. Few of us want to do that.