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EPA chief spent almost half of spring in home state of Oklahoma

(Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, was in his home state of Oklahoma on at least 43 of the 92 days of March, April and May, according to copies of his travel records obtained by the Environmental Integrity Project watchdog group and reviewed by Reuters.

Pruitt Traveled Home Frequently at Taxpayer Expense

“Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, traveled to his home state, Oklahoma, 10 times over three months this year, largely at taxpayer expense,” the New York Times reports. “The findings from the Environmental Integrity Project, a nonprofit [...]

Trump to tap longtime coal lobbyist for EPA's number-two spot

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

President Trump will nominate a prominent coal lobbyist and former Senate aide, Andrew Wheeler, to serve as the Environmental Protection Agency’s deputy administrator.

Hawaii is preparing for a North Korea nuclear attack

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Officials responsible for Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency will launch a new civil defense plan Friday designed to protect residents in case of a nuclear attack from North Korea. Since Pyongyang stepped up missile tests in 2017, launching what is believed to be an inter-continental ballistic...

Former Suzuki employee pleads guilt to submitting false report to the EPA

A former employee of Brea-based American Suzuki Motor Corp. has pleaded guilty to submitting a false end-of-year report to the Environmental Protection Agency. Wayne Powell pled guilty Friday, July 14, according to the Justice Department. Show More Summary

Five lawsuits aim to get Texas to enforce air quality laws

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Green groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to force Texas to toughen its stance on air pollution by using stricter language in permits it issues to oil refineries and power plants.

Nasa needs you: space agency to crowdsource origami designs for shield

In the search for ways to efficiently pack a radiation shield to protect manned spacecraft on deep space missions, Nasa is looking to the public for help If you know your crane from your bishop’s mitre, Nasa needs you. The space agency...Show More Summary

Maryland plans lawsuit against EPA under Clean Air Act

Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's administration has announced plans to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to take required action under the Clean Air Act. Department of the Environment … Click to Continue »

Get Ready for a Smoggier, Dirtier, Less Healthy America—Thanks to Trump's Foolhardy Evisceration of the EPA

Click here for reuse options! Because of Trump's proposed 2018 budget, the agency led by climate denier Scott Pruitt will soon be unable to protect the air, land or human health. The Environmental Protection Agency has long been considered one of the world’s leading environmental and human health research organizations. Show More Summary

Federal investigators probe West Oakland development

Officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency have opened an investigation into whether the approval process behind an industrial development in West Oakland was racially discriminatory because of high levels of air pollution that are expected to seep into the surrounding black community. Show More Summary

EPA promoting millions in funding for water programs

The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a dozen proposed water and sewer projects for a program that uses $25 million in federal funds to help secure billions in additional public … Click to Continue »

EPA to revisit pollution control plan for Utah coal plants

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says federal officials will reconsider a 2016 plan requiring pollution controls at two of Utah's oldest coal-fired power plants. EPA Administrator Scott … Click to Continue »

House votes to delay Obama-era smog reductions

The measure delays by eight more years the implementation of 2015 air pollution standards issued by the Environmental Protection Agency under Obama. Continue reading ? The post House votes to delay Obama-era smog reductions appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

US agency sued after it doesn't declare Lake Erie impaired

Environmental groups are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its decision not to declare Ohio's western end of Lake Erie impaired by toxic algae. The lawsuit filed in Toledo … Click to Continue »

Republican Bill Would Stop Civil Rights Protections for Trans People

5 days agoLGBT / Gay :

"The Founding Fathers never intended unelected bureaucrats in federal agencies to make sweeping changes to the definition of gender."

US senator criticizes Pruitt in Oklahoma ethics probe

A Democratic member of the U.S. Senate committee that conducted confirmation hearings for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a letter Tuesday that Oklahoma's former attorney general presented … Click to Continue »

Evaluating low-dose toxicity from endocrine active chemicals

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes a strategy that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should use to evaluate the evidence of adverse human health effects from low doses of exposure to chemicals that can disrupt the endocrine system.

Court tosses petition to force U.S. to ban pesticide

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday denied a petition by environmental groups to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban the agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos, ending one of three parallel attempts to bring about the ban, court filings show.

Environmental Defense Fund Action Launches Ad Campaign to Protect EPA Budget

Fearing that President Donald Trump will make good on his promise to slash the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency by 31 percent, the Environmental Defense Fund's ( EDF ) political arm, EDF Action, has announced a million dollar...Show More Summary

Trump’s Lawyer Falsely Suggests Secret Service to Blame for Don Jr.’s Russian Meetup

The agency wasn’t even protecting Donald Jr. at the time of his now infamous meeting.

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