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Aggressive cuts to Obama-era green rules to start soon: EPA head

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will begin rolling back Obama-era environmental regulations in an "aggressive way" as soon as next week, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said on Saturday - adding he understood why some Americans want to see his agency eliminated completely.

WATCH: New EPA head Pruitt tells CPAC crowd they are ‘justified’ in wanting to see agency eliminated

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Repeatedly stating, “The future ain’t what it used to be,” newly confirmed Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Saturday told attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference that they are “justified” in wanting to see the agency eliminated....

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Says Those Who Want To Kill His Agency Are 'Justified'

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

OXON HILL, MD ? Those who want the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate the department are “justified” in their beliefs, the EPA head under President Donald Trump told a gathering of conservatives on Saturday. “I think people...Show More Summary

Pruitt lied to senators in saying he did not use a private email server for official state business

Two years before Scott Pruitt was chosen to lead the Environmental Protection Agency that he wants to wreck, Fox 25, the Oklahoma City Fox affiliate, began seeking documents through the Freedom of Information Act relating to his term as Oklahoma attorney general. Show More Summary

Here's where 5 key Obama environmental policies stand under Trump

Donald Trump ran for office as a climate skeptic and critic of the Environmental Protection Agency. So when one of the Trump teams' first acts after the election was publishing on a manifesto on reversing the Obama-era...Show More Summary

EPA delays rule for miners to give cleanup assurances

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is delaying a proposal to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren't stuck footing … Click to Continue »

Why Trump's EPA Is Far More Vulnerable To Attack Than Reagan's Or Bush's

By Walter Rosenbaum, University of Florida For people concerned with environmental protection, including many EPA employees, there is broad agreement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in deep trouble. The Trump administration...Show More Summary

New Jersey Oks gas pipeline through protected Pinelands

New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests that included drums, tambourines and choruses of "This Land Is Your Land."

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's Allies Move To Block Release Of More Emails

The Oklahoma attorney general’s office has asked the state’s highest court to block the release of more emails between energy companies and Scott Pruitt, the state’s former top cop who became Environmental Protection Agency chief. The...Show More Summary

Chickenshit Scott Pruitt Is Never Going to Stand Up to the Fossil Fuel Industry

The existential threat posed by climate change can often obscure the more immediate vulnerabilities that regulatory bodies like the Environmental Protection Agency guard against. As Scott Faber of the nonprofit research organization Environmental Working Group put it, “The EPA is the only guarantee that when you turn… Read more...

Why Trump’s EPA is far more vulnerable to attack than Reagan’s or Bush’s

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

For people concerned with environmental protection, including many EPA employees, there is broad agreement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in deep trouble. The Trump administration has begun the third, most formidable White House-led attempt in EPA’s brief history to diminish the...

Choice Words From Scott Pruitt

The new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, addressed the agency’s employees for the first time on Tuesday morning, and a widely reported viewpoint is that he at least tried to be conciliatory. No talk about downsizing or eliminating the agency in this speech. Show More Summary

Germany's environmental ministry nixes meat, fish at official functions

The German equivalent of the Environmental Protection Agency is saying yes to sauerkraut, no to bratwurst—officially, at least. Barbara Hendricks, minister for the environment, announced last week that the Umweltbundesamt, Germany's federal environmental arm, will serve neither meat nor fish at state events. Show More Summary

Sportsmen to Smith: Don’t mess with fish, businesses, jobs of Bristol Bay

ANCHORAGE, AK – Yesterday, U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee chairman Lamar Smith of Texas sent a letter to new Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt, asking for popular protections proposed by the Agency for Bristol Bay, Alaska to be rescinded. Show More Summary

Scott Pruitt Forgot Something in His First Address as EPA Head: The Environment

This week Scott Pruitt gave his first address as the new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Strikingly absent from his speech: the environment.

Groups sue EPA to protect wild salmon from climate change

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

U.S. fishing and conservation groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, seeking to protect wild salmon threatened by rising water temperatures attributed in part to climate change in two major rivers of the Pacific Northwest. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle,...

Scott Pruitt’s Back-to-Basics Agenda for the EPA

By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL, NEW YORK — (Feb. 17, 2017) Republican presidents tend to nominate one of two types of administrator to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. The first is the centrist—think Christie Todd Whitman (2001-03)—who might be equally at home in a Democratic … Continue reading ?

California lawmakers announce bills to protect environment

Democratic lawmakers in California on Thursday announced their first attempt to protect the state's wide-ranging environmental regulations from potential interference by President Donald Trump's administration. Concerned that California's aggressive attempts … Click to Continue »

What Do Scott Pruitt’s Emails Tell Us About How He’ll Run EPA?

The scope of the Environmental Protection Agency expanded dramatically under President Obama. Now under President Trump and new administrator Scott Pruitt, the agency is likely to be scaled way back. How far back? No one knows. But there...Show More Summary

Turns Out You Can’t Confirm Someone Who Wants to Destroy the EPA Without Angry Voters Showing Up

On Wednesday, two GOP lawmakers from Nevada faced angry voters who complained about Trump, the GOP agenda, and Sen. Dean Heller's vote to confirm Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Reno Gazette-Journal caught the...Show More Summary

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