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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt makes a statement to the media after meeting residents from and taking a brief tour of the West Calumet Housing Complex on April 19, 2017 in East Chicago, Indiana.  Nearly all the residents of the complex were ordered to move by the East Chicago Housing Authority after the soil and many homes in the complex were found to contain high levels of lead. The area has been declared an EPA superfund site. This was Pruitt's first visit to a superfund site since being named the agency's administrator. The complex is scheduled for demolition. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt makes a statement to the media after meeting residents from and taking a brief tour of the West Calumet Housing Complex on April 19, 2017 in East Chicago, Indiana. Nearly all the residents of the complex were ordered to move by the East Chicago Housing Authority after the soil and many homes in the complex were found to contain high levels of lead. The area has been declared an EPA superfund site. This was Pruitt's first visit to a superfund site since being named the agency's administrator. The complex is scheduled for demolition. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Trump administration has proposed major cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency. In Chicago, some EPA staffers are taking a storytelling class to learn how to be more effective at making their case on issues like combating pollution and protecting our water.

Lauren Chooljian (@laurenchooljian) from Here & Now contributor WBEZ reports.

This segment aired on May 2, 2017.

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