All US Regulatory Agencies Are Protection Services and Marketing Agents...• https://www.paulcraigroberts.orgPaul Craig Roberts
It has been known for a long time that US streams and lakes are contaminated with highly toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS. This means that fresh water fish are also contaminated.. But nothing is done about it, because the polluting entities control the EPA and use it as a protection agency.
From a recent report: "The Environmental Protection Agency has known about the health hazards of PFAS for decades but has failed to limit PFAS discharges into the air and water or set cleanup standards. The agency released a woefully inadequate PFAS action plan in 2019 that failed to include deadlines for action, and the EPA has made little progress." https://www.ewg.org/interactive-maps/pfas_contamination/
The environment gets no more protection from the EPA than public health gets from the FDA.
The Big Banks are also protected by the SEC, DOJ, US Treasury and Federal Reserve. See for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gK3s5j7PgA
Approximately one half century ago, George Stigler, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and later awarded the Nobel Prize for economics, wrote that regulation never succeeds because the regulatory agencies are captured by those the agencies are supposed to regulate. This has proved to be the case.