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EPA chief to skip Republican gala after ethics complaint

The Environmental Protection Agency chief has pulled out of a Republican fundraiser after a Democratic senator raised ethics concerns. A spokesman for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday he would … Click to Continue »

As California Fumes, Automakers Head to Washington to Talk Emissions

A slew of automakers are scheduled for a Thursday meeting with the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation to go over existing Obama-era efficiency rules. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao...Show More Summary

Closing EPA's Great Lakes Office Would Put Nation's Water At Risk, Dems Warn Scott Pruitt

CHICAGO ? Fifty-one million jobs, 90 percent of the U.S. freshwater supply and many Superfund sites could be jeopardized if the Environmental Protection Agency closes its Chicago-based Region 5 office. That was the sober but urgent warning...Show More Summary

Automakers to meet with U.S. transportation, EPA chiefs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major automakers are set to meet Thursday with the head of the U.S. Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency as the agencies begin a review of federal fuel efficiency rules that are a major piece of the climate change policy enacted by the Obama administration.

We march for the climate. We march for women.

Things have been pretty bad for Mother Earth lately. Our country currently has a president who believes that climate change is a Chinese hoax and an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head who does not believe in protecting the environment. It’s only been 100 days, and Trump has already pushed through the Dakota Access Pipeline and reopened discussions for […]

Dem Senator accuses EPA chief Pruitt of violating ethics law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Democrat says the head of the Environmental Protection Agency is breaking the law by agreeing to headline a state GOP fundraiser. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse filed an ethics complaint Tuesday against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt over a planned May 5 appearance as the keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Republican Party's annual gala dinner.

Dem Senator accuses EPA chief Pruitt of violating ethics law

A Senate Democrat says the head of the Environmental Protection Agency is breaking the law by agreeing to headline a state GOP fundraiser. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse filed an ethics complaint … Click to Continue »

Several EPA programs face possible elimination under Trump proposal

(American Chemical Society) The Trump administration's proposed plan for the US Environmental Protection Agency includes completely defunding several programs related to climate change, public health and pollution, according to an internal agency memo that was leaked to the media last month. Show More Summary

How Bad Design (and Anne Gorsuch) Potentially Cost the EPA Millions

In 1970, Richard Nixon created the United States Environmental Protection Agency, whose mission was to work for “a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.” It consolidated many of the federal government’s environmental responsibilities under one agency. That year in his State of the Union address, Nixon said: “Restoring nature to its natural state is […]

Environmentalists sue government for Lake Erie's toxic algae

Environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, accusing it of dragging its feet on protecting Lake Erie from harmful algae that have fouled drinking water supplies in recent years...

Environmental Groups sue US EPA over Lake Erie's toxic algae

Several environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying the agency isn't doing enough to protect Lake Erie from toxic algae. The federal lawsuit … Click to Continue »

Audit says EPA-funded campaign didn't violate lobbying rules

A federal audit has found that a Puget Sound clean-water campaign funded by the Environmental Protection Agency did not violate federal lobbying rules. The EPA's Inspector General said in a … Click to Continue »

Will EPA chief Pruitt keep our air and water clean?

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Trump administration recently started working to dismantle several key policies designed to address climate change. Even though President Donald Trump and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have long denied and downplayed the threat of climate change, they’ve voiced...

Did people power save a trove of EPA data from a shutdown by Trump?

The notice over the weekend shocked scientific and technical researchers on environmental issues: The Environmental Protection Agency’s five-year-old opendata website, a trove of data on air, water, and ground pollution and the sources of toxic chemical releases, was about to be shut down. One...

EPA Web Site Pop-Up Fuels Fears of Open Data Shutdown

3 days agoHumor / odd : Snopes

The Environmental Protection Agency accused the contractor alleging that it would shut down its open data site of being 'unauthorized and misinformed.'

Trump is switching off the EPA's invaluable public data service

President Donald Trump's war on science and the environment continues as his administration is set to switch off the Environmental Protection Agency's Open Data Web site this week. The data service is the United States government's largest...Show More Summary

Thousands of People All Over the World Are Marching for Science

Amid the Trump administration's plan to gut the Environmental Protection Agency, cut billions in scientific research, and eliminate science advisers' role in the government, thousands of people around the world are expected to participate...Show More Summary

Thousands Across The U.S. And The Globe March For Science In Defiance Of Donald Trump

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

President Donald Trump clearly doesn’t care much for science. He’s proposed to slash budgets for programs including the Environmental Protection Agency and NASA. He wants to cut $900 million to the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Show More Summary

Hundreds of Cities Rally to Support March for Science

Amid the Trump administration's plan to gut the Environmental Protection Agency and cut billions in scientific research, and eliminate science advisers' role in the government, thousands of people around the world are expected to participate...Show More Summary

Earth Day 2017: How it was started, facts and activities

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Not everyone knows but the Environmental Protection Agency was a product of the first ever Earth Day in 1970. Before that, there was no clean air or water act and pollution was legal. The country’s water supply was dirty and people and animals alike were struggling. Read: 6 Photos That Show What...

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