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More than 700 employees have left the EPA since Scott Pruitt took over

Since Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt took over the top job at the agency in March, more than 700 employees have either retired, taken voluntary buyouts, or quit, signaling the second-highest exodus of employees from the agency in nearly a decade. According to agency documents and federal employment statistics, 770 EPA employees departed the […]

Trump’s EPA Slows Enforcement Actions

New York Times: “Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. administrator, has said the Trump administration’s high-profile regulatory rollback does not mean a free pass for violators of environmental laws. But as the Trump administration moves from one attention-grabbing headline to the next, [...]

EPA chief says public climate debate may be launched in January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could launch a public debate about climate change as soon as January, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday, as the agency unwinds Obama-era initiatives to fight global warming.

Scott Pruitt's Plan To Outsource Part Of EPA Overhaul To Automaker Raises Concerns

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The Environmental Protection Agency plans to work with Toyota Motor Corporation to overhaul internal management practices at the agency, Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday.

In Search of the Elusive Effects of the Regulatory State

The Trump administration is at war with the regulatory state. The fight is most intense at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where Administrator Scott Pruitt is reportedly accompanied by armed guards even within the EPA building, but the Departments of Energy, Transportation, Interior and others are doing their bit. Show More Summary

EPA Hides Clean Power Plan Hearing; Can’t Hide Truth About Business Case for Cutting Carbon, Clean Energy

The Trump Administration and new EPA chief Scott Pruitt claim that by putting limits on carbon pollution on existing power plants, the Clean Power Plan will hurt our economy and jobs. They say businesses don’t like the plan. That’s just not true. If it were, the EPA might’ve been more forthcoming when planning this week’s hearing. Show More Summary

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Should Fire the E.P.A.’s Scott Pruitt

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The agency’s administrator is tearing down environmental protections that his organization should be championing.

Scott Pruitt on a mission to change the culture of the EPA

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

The EPA Administrator isn’t just dismantling Obama's environmental agenda, he want to revamp the agency’s culture by returning power to states and away from coastal elites.        

Climate Litigation Needs to Become a Mass Movement

Things are not going well for the Earth. It goes well beyond the Trump administration’s decision to eventually leave the Paris Agreement and Scott Pruitt’s purge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific experts. Even non-American...Show More Summary

Trump Administration Must Amend the Ethanol Mandate

A recent action by Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is threatening to put Trump's pro-jobs plan in jeopardy.

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

Omaha World-Herald. November 8, 2017 Stability is key for the biofuel industry Nebraska and Iowa elected officials have done well in securing commitments from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt … Click to Continue »

EPA Estimates Rolling Back Clean Power Plan Could Cause 100,000 Deaths By 2050

The latest analysis from the EPA shows that the Clean Power Plan would likely prevent even more deaths than the Obama administration claimed it would. But in the end, that may count for little as Scott Pruitt battles to bail out the coal industry.

Science is an Inherently Political Activity

Much ado is being made about EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s recent appointments to the EPA’a advisory boards and the process used to name them.  There is discussion surrounding backgrounds, “beliefs,” and most importantly where their...Show More Summary

As Ice Caps Melt, Pruitt and Zinke Freeze Over

When it comes to protecting Planet Earth, no two men in America have more power than Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The post As Ice Caps Melt, Pruitt and Zinke Freeze Over appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Scott Pruitt Opens EPA’s Front Doors to Industry, Pushes Scientists Out the Back Door

Since taking over as administrator of the EPA, Scott Pruitt's meeting calendar has been filled almost exclusively with industry interests. Now he's opening the door even wider for industry. On Tuesday, the EPA administrator issued aShow More Summary

Scott Pruitt to speak at chemical trade group’s annual meeting as industry ‘infiltrates’ EPA

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is scheduled to give a speech next week at the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) annual board meeting, an event where he is expected to receive a warm reception from chemical company executives. Pruitt plans to bring eight EPA staffers to the November 9 event, including his chief of staff […]

Here’s the Expertise Scott Pruitt Is Removing From the EPA’s Advisory Boards

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has made yet another frightening decision that seems likely to further untether the agency he leads from sound environmental science. The former attorney general of OklahomaShow More Summary

EPA Replaced Its Top Science Advisers Without Telling Them

The scientists accused EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt of giving industry-friendly researchers control and then defending his decision in doublespeak.

Scott Pruitt And Donald Trump’s Stealth War On EPA

The Trump Administration has demonstrated a great deal of high-visibility incompetence, from foreign policy pronouncements

Top 6 Trump Administration Crimes That Should Bring Indictments

Jeff Sessions, Scott Pruitt and all the creeps in between. 1. Jeff Sessions lied under oath, saying he never met with any Russian official during the Trump presidential campaign. He met the Russian ambassador twice. The GOP impeached...Show More Summary

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