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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 […]

Even our Republican Congress should be able to recognize the danger Scott Pruitt poses

The Environmental Protection Agency was supposed to announce by Oct. 1 which parts of the country had fallen short of new, more stringent limits on the amount of ozone in the air, thus clearing the way for local action to reduce emissions. But the EPA failed to issue the designations, sparking...

EPA watchdog plans to investigate Scott Pruitt's $25,000 secure phone booth

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

The booth is “necessary for me to be able to do my job,” Pruitt told lawmakers last week.

Scott Pruitt Confirms “Red Team-Blue Team” Climate Exercise Could Launch As Early As January

Scott Pruitt, the deeply mistrusted head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, confirmed in a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment that his plans to launch a "red team, blue team" exercise on the subject on climate change could reach fruition as early as next month. 

EPA Will Entertain Full Climate Debate, Including Endangerment Finding

Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt said that his agency will formulate the Clean Power Plan's future in early 2018. And while Pruitt said that the agency would "replace" the proposal and not "repeal" it altogether, others are...Show More Summary

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, [...]

A Spectacle At The Coliseum — US To Hold Public Climate Change Debate As Soon As January, EPA Head Says

The new head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, has announced that the EPA may launch a "public climate debate" as soon as January. In other words, rather than dealing with the issue in any real way, the idea...Show More Summary

A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee finally got to grill Scott Pruitt on Thursday.

Pruitt announced that he's planning to replace the Clean Power Plan, which is a new development.

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

The announcement came one day after a Volkswagen executive was sentenced to prison for an emissions scandal.

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

6 days agoNews : Trending Now

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

EPA chief denies sidelining science pros to appease industry

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says his proposed regulatory rollbacks and other policies are grounded in science. He dismisses criticisms that he is ignoring experts in a push to … Click to Continue »

EPA chief says agency scientists are free to present their work publicly

last weekHealth : The Checkup

"Procedures have been put in place to prevent such an occurrence in the future,” Scott Pruitt wrote.

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 chief denounces water rule in visit to Kentucky

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt found a friendly audience in Kentucky as he lambasted an Obama-era clean-water rule. Pruitt told a Kentucky Farm Bureau audience on Thursday that the … Click to Continue »

This researcher is defying Scott Pruitt and refusing to resign from EPA science board.

Robyn Wilson, an Ohio State professor, won't give up her board membership or her EPA funding.

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.        

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