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Clean energy scores a small victory

Government scientists worried that their long-in-the-works assessment of climate change would be suppressed. The concern hardly rates as overwrought. Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, says he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming. Show More Summary

Scott Pruitt requests delay in Texas haze rule to create pollution trading scheme

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking permission from a federal court to further delay the implementation of rules — already a decade overdue — that would reduce the level of haze-causing pollution from power plants in Texas. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday to extend […]

EPA report: 20% of the nation has been exposed to potentially unsafe drinking water in past decade

A team of young reporters from News21 has added flesh to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency that concluded 63 million people in the United States have been exposed to potentially contaminated drinking water over the past 10 years. Show More Summary

Red Team-Blue Team? Debating Climate Science Should Not Be a Cage Match

By Richard B. Rood, University of Michigan Scott Pruitt, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has called for a “red team-blue team” review to challenge the science behind climate change. “The American people deserve...Show More Summary

EPA chief decides to rewrite toxic wastewater rule at request of utility companies

The Environmental Protection Agency told a federal court this week that, after reviewing industry complaints, the agency plans to rewrite rules imposing federal limits on toxic metals in wastewater discharged from power plants. The new standards the EPA is seeking to revise were finalized in 2015 to modernize 1982 rules on toxic discharges produced by […]

EPA To Roll Back Wastewater Toxic Metals Rules

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Poison-free water is for snowflake cucks: The Environmental Protection Agency plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. A letter from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released Monday asShow More Summary

EPA erred in denying renewable fuel hardship exemption: courts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency used too strict of a test when it wrongfully denied Sinclair Oil's request for an exemption from the country's biofuel regulations, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

Both Sides Do It, But the Democratic Party is More Neoliberal

What this country needs is for the Republican Party to get really serious about its war on the administrative state: When career employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are summoned to a meeting with the agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt, at agency headquarters, they no longer can count on easy access to the floor where his […]

EPA moves to rewrite limits for coal power plant wastewater

The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. A letter from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released Monday as part … Click to Continue »

California sues EPA over Scott Pruitt’s potential conflicts of interest

California’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly failing to comply with a request for documents detailing how Administrator Scott Pruitt intends to avoid conflicts of interest during his tenure at the agency. Before becoming EPA Administrator in February, Pruitt had a history of suing the agency as Oklahoma […]

Red team-blue team? Debating climate science should not be a cage match

Scott Pruitt, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has called for a "red team-blue team" review to challenge the science behind climate change. "The American people deserve an honest, open, transparent discussion about this supposed threat to this country," he said on a radio show, adding he hoped to hold the exercise in the fall.

Pueblo hopes budget threat will hasten old smelter cleanup

Pueblo residents hope President Donald Trump's plans to slash the Environmental Protection Agency budget will push the EPA to hasten the Superfund cleanup of a neighborhood around an old smelter. … Click to Continue »

Staffers say EPA-wrecking Scott Pruitt goes nowhere without at armed guard, even at the office

Until now, Ronald Reagan-appointed Anne Gorsuch Burford was the worst administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in its nearly half-century of existence. She cut its budget by a fifth and worked diligently to please polluting industries that she claimed were over-regulated. Show More Summary

Scott Pruitt Carrying Out His EPA Agenda in Secret

When career employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are summoned to a meeting with the agency's administrator, Scott Pruitt, at agency headquarters, they no longer can count on easy access to the floor where his office is, according to interviews with employees of the federal agency. Show More Summary

California official sues EPA over records on administrator

California's attorney general sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday for failing to provide records he contends could show conflicts of interest by Administrator Scott Pruitt. Attorney General Xavier … Click to Continue »

In First 6 Months Under Trump, Polluters Already Paying Lower Fines to EPA

It hasn't taken long for Donald Trump to make his mark (well, many marks) on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ). In the first six months in office, his EPA  under Scott Pruitt has already seen a precipitous drop in enforcement...Show More Summary

Trump EPA lags behind in environmental enforcement: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - During the first six months of the Trump presidency, the Environmental Protection Agency has lagged behind three previous administrations in environmental enforcement, collecting 60 percent less in civil penalties from polluters, a report released on Thursday said.

A Review of the Regional Green Gas Initiative

David T. Stevenson The nearly decade-old Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) was always meant to be a model for a national program to reduce power plant carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) explicitly cited it in this fashion in its now-stayed Clean Power Plan. Show More Summary

Denmark reports Maersk Oil to police for discharging chemicals into North Sea

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The Danish environmental protection agency (DEPA) said on Thursday it had reported Maersk Oil, the oil unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk, to the police for discharging chemicals into the North Sea in connection with oil production.

Circuit Strikes EPA Ban on Aerosol Chemical

Somewhere in the contentious air over climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency went too far. A federal appeals court said that happened when the EPA banned hydrofluorocarbons, a chemical found in aerosol spray cans that scientists have linked to global warming. The agency has authority to outlaw ozone-depleting chemicals,......

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