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Trump plans to ban the EPA from funding science, report says

Donald Trump plans to ban the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from funding science, and "overhaul" its use of science from outside groups, according to a Monday report published in Axios. The EPA is the agency charged with protecting...Show More Summary

Court Restores EPA's Water Transfer Rule

Turning the tide against environmentalists, a federal appeals court has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's rule on water transfers. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals said the Water Transfers Rule is not subject to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, which permits and scrutinizes water quality throughout the country.......

CNN Highlighted So-Called Climate Change Consensus Narrative in Discussing Trump’s EPA Pick

Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma State Attorney General, is appearing before the Senate as Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A known climate change skeptic, Pruitt disagreed with the oft-used and debunked liberal narrative that an overwhelming majority of scientists agree on the human effects on climate change. CNN highlighted his skepticism, […]

Why Has The Environmental Protection Agency Been Approving Neurotoxins Poisoning Bees?

The recent decision of the EPA to back away from modest restrictions governing the use in the United States of the bee killer neonicotinoid insecticides is, I suspect, simply a reaction to the coming of the Donald Trump administration to power. Show More Summary

Scott Pruitt, Senator Harris and the California Question

Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, elided many questions yesterday and made some somewhat surprising commitments to appease Senate Democrats in response to others (acknowledging that humans...Show More Summary

Washington D.C. and California Square Off for Years of BS

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, said he plans to review the Obama administration’s recent decision to secure fuel efficiency standards through 2025. Show More Summary

FDA's New Guidelines on Eating Fish For Pregnant Women, Breastfeeding Moms, and Little Kids

Although a lot of expecting women already avoid eating certain types of fish during their pregnancies, the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency has now released new guidelines to help moms know exactly...Show More Summary

Trump EPA Nominee Questioned on Ag Issues

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt answered questions about regulatory overreach and his support of renewable fuels during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President-elect Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Energy Jobs: EPA Nominee Pruitt Gets His Confirmation Hearing, Plus Green Charge, Hyperloop One, JLM

The confirmation hearing of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to be the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started yesterday. Pruitt's LinkedIn page describes him...Show More Summary

Earth to Pruitt: At a Confirmation Hearing, Denialism Stands While Temperatures Rise

Either it was a cleverly engineered plan or some kind of cosmic joke: just as the confirmation hearing for Scott Pruitt, the climate denier who is Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, was getting underShow More Summary

Do Regulations Really Kill Jobs?

Republicans love to blame the Environmental Protection Agency for some of the country’s economic woes. Is that a fair assertion?

Donald Trump’s EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Squirms In Confirmation Hearing, Remains Committed To Restricting Agency

President-Elect Donald Trump's nominee to head up the US Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, faced tough questioning in his senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, but remained staunchly intent on restricting and minimising...Show More Summary

Will California still be able to regulate auto emissions under Trump?

Good morning. It’s Thursday, Jan. 19, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Smog check Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency cast doubt on whether California should continue to have power to impose its own emission rules for cars and trucks, an authority...

EPA nominee had little to do with ‘busload of lawyers’ case

Oklahoma’s famous “busload of lawyers” case is back in the news because of president-elect Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is Oklahoma’s Attorney General. Show More Summary

Scott Pruitt's EPA Confirmation Hearing Was A Surreal Nightmare 

On Wednesday, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt underwent his confirmation hearing to lead the US Environmental Protection Agency. It was a complete mess, occasionally punctuated by the distractingly bright posters and the shouts of protesters just outside the hearing room. More »      

Trump’s EPA pick won’t guarantee California’s right to tougher auto emission rules

During a contentious confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Donald’s Trump nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said he’d open up a review of new federal auto emissions standards and … Click to Continue »

Trump's EPA Nominee Struggles To Defend Oily Environmental And Ethics Records

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency came out swinging at his confirmation hearing Wednesday, defending, before facing a single question, his deep ties to oil and gas companies. “We mustShow More Summary

Trump's EPA pick casts doubt on California's long-time power to set its own clean-air standards

Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency cast doubt on whether California should continue to have power to impose its own emission rules for cars and trucks, an authority the state has enjoyed for decades that is also the cornerstone of its efforts to fight global warming....

Trump EPA pick: no plans to review finding that CO2 is dangerous

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency expressed doubt about the science behind global climate change during a contentious Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, but added he would be obliged for now to uphold the EPA's finding carbon dioxide poses a public danger.

Senate panel questions Trump’s EPA pick over energy ties

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Democratic Senators quizzed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, over his energy industry ties, during a contentious confirmation hearing on Wednesday that was occasionally interrupted by protests. Pruitt,...

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