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The focus of this Article is twofold. First, the Article will show that EPA's reform initiatives are severely hampered by a lack of legal authority, and proposes that Congress give EPA sufficient authority to enact needed reforms. Second, this Article will address concerns that reform will lead to inferior environmental protection and public participation. This Article proposes a number of statutory provisions to ensure that, once EPA has sufficient authority to pursue its reform agenda the agency will do so in a way that avoids a diminution of public health safeguards.