Whitman Leaves EPA Amid Pollution Lawsuit Controversy

Last year, an Alabama court found Monsanto liable for pollution resulting from its production of PCBs near the town of Anniston in the 1970s. But the Environmental Protection Agency intervened, offering a deal to Monsanto and two successor companies that saved the corporations millions of dollars. As EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman leaves her post, many question whether her agency improperly derailed the state court process. NPR's Peter Overby reports.

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