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House Republican oversight chair seeks EPA chief's travel details

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican head of the U.S. House of Representatives oversight committee sought details on Wednesday on how Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt got clearance to take numerous first class-flights revealed in recently released travel records. Show More Summary

Tennessee Tech withdraws industry-funded study used to back controversial EPA truck rule

8 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

"Knowledgeable experts within the University have questioned the methodology and accuracy of the report,” President Philip B. Oldham wrote to Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and Tennessee Rep. Diane Black.

Congressional Republicans Just Demanded Scott Pruitt’s Travel Records

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is no stranger to controversy. But as the scandal outcry over his frequent first-class trips grows more intense, even congressional Republicans are starting to ask questions....Show More Summary

House Republican oversight chair seeks EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s travel details

11 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Republican head of the U.S. House of Representatives oversight committee sought details on Wednesday on how Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt got clearance to take numerous first class-flights revealed in recently released travel records. Trey Gowdy, who led a high-profile...

House Democrats ask EPA chief for details on premium travel

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Democrats on the House energy committee on Tuesday asked Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to explain travel records that recently came to light, which showed he has taken frequent first-class flights at taxpayer expense. The Democrats wrote a letter asking Pruitt to provide a list...

It’s Been One Year of Amazing Scott Pruitt Accomplishments, All of Them Horrible

It’s been one year since Scott Pruitt took control of the Environmental Protection Agency. In that time, he’s undermined dozens of regulations on air and water pollution, made major cuts to agency staff, and curtailed enforcement of environmental rules. Here’s a look at his disturbing record so far: Greenhouse Gas Limits: Declaring “the war against […]

Shhh! The back story of EPA chief Scott Pruitt's highly secret, on-and-off, official non-visit to Israel

At the start of every month, the Israeli Foreign Ministry sends journalists a list of scheduled official visits. On Jan. 1, the name of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appeared. He was expected from Jan. 26-28. Those dates came and went, with no Pruitt and no explanation...

Scott Pruitt Cancels Israel Trip Amid Backlash Over Travel Expenses

2 days agoNews : The Cutline

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has scrapped plans for a business trip to Israel previously scheduled for this week, an agency official said.

EPA head’s woes just keep coming

The hits just keep coming for Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, who has postponed a trip to Israel this week amid raging controversy over his use of first class travel, despite stark budget and staffing concerns within his agency. Pruitt was expected to travel to Israel this month, part of a larger dialogue on water issues […]

EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 for his trips over six months last year, according to travel vouchers obtained by an environmental organization.

EPA Security Backed Up Scott Pruitt’s Argument for Flying First-Class

Security staffers for Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt recommended that he fly first class after several encounters with irate passengers, according to a report in Politico. “He was approached in the airport numerous times, to the point of profanities being yelled at him and so forth,” Henry Barnet, who leads the agency’s Office of…

Trump’s EPA Just Made a “Highly Unusual” Concession to a Big Pesticide Company

Back in 2016,  seed and pesticide giant Syngenta got some harsh news from the the US Environmental Protection Agency: in a complaint alleging the company had failed to protect workers from exposure to a highly toxic insecticide in an incident at a corn farm it operates in Hawaii, the EPA announced it was seeking $4.8 million in […]

Scott Pruitt: I’m Forced To Fly First Class Because Once Someone Said Something Rotten To Me At The Airport

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Washington Post reports: Verbal confrontations with members of the public prompted Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to switch to flying first or business class whenever possible, officials said Thursday....Show More Summary

EPA Says Scott Pruitt Flies First Class Because Angry People Yell At Him Too Much

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt frequently flies in first and business class because he’s regularly confronted by angry members of the public during his travels, according to a report in Politico on Thursd...

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Says He Needs to Fly First Class Because He Gets Heckled Flying Coach

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has claimed he has to fly first class because he gets abused by other passengers if he sits in coach. Scott Pruitt defended his decision to spend taxpayer’s money on luxury air travel,Show More Summary

Don’t let Scott Pruitt’s first class travel distract you from an even bigger scandal

It has been a rough week for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt. On Sunday, the Washington Post reported that Pruitt spent at least $90,000 on first class and business class plane tickets while traveling for official government work last June. On Tuesday, Pruitt boarded a flight from D.C. to Boston — and publicly […]

In Trump's First Year, EPA Is Fining Polluters 49 Percent Less

The first year of Donald Trump’s presidency has seen a measurable difference in the way the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) has been holding polluters accountable compared to the past 25 years. Under Scott Pruitt, the EPA...Show More Summary

Amazon to pay $1.2 million for illegal pesticide sales

The Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a $1.2 million settlement with Amazon over the sale of illegal pesticides.

EPA chief says he flies first class due to security concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, saying he needs to fly first class because of unpleasant interactions with other travelers.

U.S. environmental penalties nearly halve in Trump's first year: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency levied around half the average number of penalties against polluters in the first year of the Trump administration as in the same period of the past three presidential administrations, according to a report released Thursday.

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