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At EPA, guarding the chief pulls agents from pursuing environmental crimes

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The expanded security detail provides 24/7 protection for Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Apple's Lisa Jackson criticizes Trump EPA for lack of transparency

Apple VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson in an interview on Tuesday said the Environmental Protection Agency, which she led from 2009 to 2013, is under threat from President Donald Trump's administration for its seeming lack of transparency.

Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups

Cleanups at some U.S. hazardous waste sites have stopped or slowed down because the Environmental Protection Agency does not manage its Superfund staff effectively to match its workload, an internal … Click to Continue »

Apple exec Lisa Jackson: the Trump administration is harming the credibility of the EPA (APPL)

Apple executive Lisa Jackson did not mince words about the impact the Trump Administration is having on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which she led from 2009 to 2013. “I just have to say the EPA hasn’t changed. There’s a...Show More Summary

Judge OKs lawsuit seeking better protection of Puget Sound

Washington's Department of Ecology faces the possibility of losing millions of dollars in federal money after a federal judge declined to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an Oregon-based environmental group. … Click to Continue »

Nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties

An Associated Press review of financial records and published work finds that President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments … Click to Continue »

EPA labs across U.S. face consolidation as budget cuts loom

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is consolidating research and testing laboratories to cut costs, sparking criticism the move will undercut its ability to respond to regional disasters such as Hurricane Harvey.

Apple’s Lisa Jackson says the EPA hasn’t changed, leadership has changed

Apple’s Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson has a lot to say about the Environmental Protection Agency. She served as the administrator of the EPA during Obama’s first term, and she now thinks Donald Trump’s administration is causing a great threat to the agency. “The Environmental Protection Agency is, to me, an extension of the… Read More

Apple’s Lisa Jackson says the EPA hasn’t changed, leadership has changed

Apple’s Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson has a lot to say about the Environmental Protection Agency. She served as the administrator of the EPA during Obama’s first term, and she now thinks Donald Trump’s administration is causing a great threat to the agency. “The Environmental Protection Agency is, to me, an extension of the… Read More

Environmental and outdoor groups vow to fight national monument reductions

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Ranchers and fishing industry praise plan for more access to federally protected areas.

In lawsuit, Sierra Club claims U.S. EPA violates information access law

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Sierra Club sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court on Monday over what it says is the regulator's failure to respond to information and records requests under transparency laws, court papers show.

Here’s What Trump’s EPA Boss Was Up to While Disasters Struck

The devastation from hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the two weeks of catastrophic flooding, and the toxic aftermath should have been opportunities for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to snap into action. Had Scott Pruitt done so, it would have been in stark contrast with his tenure so far, which has mostly consisted of making the case that the […]

EPA is letting the lease expire on its Houston lab. One more step in Pruitt's hollowing-out scheme?

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to let the lease on its state-of-the-art Houston laboratory expire in 2020. And nobody at the agency is saying whether space for the laboratory will be leased somewhere else in Houston or nearby or even whether the lab itself will continue at all. Show More Summary

Houston refinery ‘significantly underestimated’ amount of toxic chemicals released after Harvey

The Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged Thursday that Valero Energy “significantly underestimated” the amount of cancer-causing benzene and other volatile compounds that leaked from a Houston refinery damaged during Hurricane Harvey. Show More Summary

EPA to reconsider coal ash waste regulations for power plants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will reconsider a rule regulating coal ash waste from power plants in a win for utility industry groups that petitioned for changes.

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This week, I had the great honor of speaking at press conference at the National Press Club calling on Congress and the White

Uh, What on Earth Is Scott Pruitt Talking About in This Bizarre Clip?

Environmentalism means a lot of things to a lot of people, but Scott Pruitt, whose job is to protect the environment, has come up with a unique definition. While Hurricane Harvey was still battering Houston, the Environmental Protection Agency chief explained to a conservative radio show that the environment is like an apple orchard, and we should […]

Scott Pruitt says EPA will reconsider rule safeguarding communities from coal ash

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to “reconsider” portions of a 2015 rule that provides safeguards for communities located near toxic coal ash waste sites, agency administrator Scott Pruitt said Wednesday in a letter to industry officials. The clean water protections that Pruitt now wants to revisit marked the first substantive steps the EPA has taken […]

Federal Appeals Court OKs Trump Administration Request To Halt Pollution Controls At Utah Coal Plants

A federal appeals court Monday granted the Trump regime’s request to stop implementation of an Obama era Environmental Protection Agency plan requiring new pollution controls at two of the nation’s oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power...Show More Summary

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