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Trump Budget Seeks Another 23 Percent Cut at EPA, Eliminating Dozens of Programs

By Brady Dennis Washington Post Washington, DC (Feb. 12, 2018) – The White House is seeking to cut more than $2.5 billion from the annual budget of the Environmental Protection Agency — an overall reduction of more than 23 percent. The … Continue reading ?

ACC Comments Submitted to EPA on State Guidelines for GHG Emissions from Existing Electric Generation Units

The American Coal Council submitted comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Dec. 28, 2017 advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding State Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Utility Generating Units. Following are excerpts from ACC’s comments: … Continue reading ?

It’s Gonna Be a Showdown: EPA Head Says California Won’t Drive U.S. Fuel Regulations

The Trump administration’s chief environmental regulator claims the Environmental Protection Agency will not pursue stricter fuel economy mandates after 2025. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt also said California won’t call the shots for the rest of the country just because it can set its own rules on emissions. Show More Summary

From Scandals to Secrecy, the Curious Similarities Between Trump’s and Reagan’s EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency's chief, a science skeptic with a taste for luxury goods, entered office hellbent on slashing government red tape — but slowly became embroiled in scandal over alleged mishandling of government funds...Show More Summary

Why is a top aide to the EPA chief 'moonlighting for private clients'?

I don't know how long it'll take to repair the Environmental Protection Agency, but I have a hunch it's going to take a while.

How to Reverse the Trump-Era Brain Drain

Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa via AP Images Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington E very day brings new stories of America’s civil service exodus. By last count, the Environmental Protection Agency was down 508 employees since...Show More Summary

How Is That Possible?

I can’t get past the lede of this AP article about the latest at the EPA … A key aide to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has been granted permission to make extra money moonlighting for private clients whose identities are being kept secret. Here’s the rest.

For Social, Scott Pruitt is a Toxic Waste Site

It's no secret that social media has a poisonous relationship with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. The post For Social, Scott Pruitt is a Toxic Waste Site appeared first on The Good Men Project.

EPA proposes changes to coal ash regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed changes to rules regulating coal ash waste from power plants that it said would give states more flexibility over its disposal and save electric utilities up to $100 million a year in compliance costs. Show More Summary

Scott Pruitt Just Gutted Rules To Fight The Nation’s ‘Second Biggest Toxic Pollution Threat’

2 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

WASHINGTON ? The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans Thursday to scrap Obama-era rules tightening restrictions on disposal of coal ash, the toxic byproduct from coal-fired power plants that has caused major water contamination problems across the country. Show More Summary

EPA Head Scott Pruitt: Evolution Is An Unproven Theory

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Politico report: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt dismissed evolution as an unproven theory, lamented that “minority religions” were pushing Christianity out of “the public square” and advocated amending the...Show More Summary

Trump's EPA Concludes Environmental Racism Is Real

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency finds that people of color are much more likely to live near polluters and breathe polluted air—even as the agency seeks to roll back regulations on pollution.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to EPA water regulation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge led by states and environmental groups to an Environmental Protection Agency regulation that lets government agencies transfer water between different bodies, such as rivers and lakes, without needing to protect against pollution.

Trump’s EPA head says his proudest moment was undermining a landmark environmental pact

Scott Pruitt has made it clear during his first year heading up the Environmental Protection Agency that he has no intention of taking steps to protect Americans from dangerous pollution. Nevertheless, one year into his tenure, it still hasn’t become normal to hear the nation’s top environmental cop express utter disregard the mission of his […]

How 2018 is faring for environmental policy

If it seems like the Environmental Protection Agency has been in the news more often than usual, well, that’s because it has.

Scott Pruitt’s Superfund adviser holds stake in company responsible for major contamination

A disgraced banker who Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt hired to advise him on the nation’s toxic waste cleanup program holds as much as $75,000 in financial stakes in several fossil fuel companies, including a company responsible for contaminating a bayou in southwestern Louisiana and a stretch of river in Oregon. Albert Kelly […]

House Republican wants answers about Scott Pruitt’s travel habits

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s expensive first class travel isn’t just raising objections from environmentalists and Democratic legislators — Republican House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) also wants answers. Show More Summary

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

3 weeks 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

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