An article published in Reuters highlights Donald Trump’s EPA transition team and each member’s connection to the oil and mining industry. The transition team, according to the article, is tasked with preparing the EPA for new leadership. Overall, the message was clear: this star-studded lineup may foreshadow how the EPA will enforce environmental regulations under the Trump administration.
The piece serves as one long body and fails to describe how the connection to these industries may influence the EPA. It was unclear what actions the transition team could make and how any of these possible actions may affect environmental regulations in the future. It would have been ideal to expand upon this as there was little applicability for the information provided. Also, the lack of a kicker left the article on an anticlimactic note, failing to excite the reader. Personally, I finished the article feeling dissatisfied and yearning for something more.
What additional information would have satisfied the disconnect between the descriptions of team members and the possible influence on environmental regulations? If you do feel there was sufficient information, I would be interested in why you felt that way.