Joel A. Mintz is pro­fes­sor of law emer­i­tus and C. William Trout Senior Fel­low at Nova South­east­ern Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege of Law, and a board mem­ber of the Cen­ter for Pro­gres­sive Reform. 
Rural America
The EPA Responded to a Respiratory Virus by Relaxing Pollution Controls
Major polluters were deemed 'essential.' Under EPA policy, environmental and safety inspectors were not.