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New York challenging federal government over Hudson dredging

New York officials said Thursday they'll sue if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certifies General Electric Co.'s $1.7 billion Superfund cleanup of the upper Hudson River is complete. Gov. Andrew … Click to Continue »

Inspector general to review EPA's 2017 hurricane response

An internal federal watchdog says it will conduct a wide-ranging review of the Environmental Protection Agency's preparedness and response to the major hurricanes that struck the United States this year. … Click to Continue »

Who knew? Revenue-neutral corporate tax cuts!

With a carbon tax or cap-and-trade: In 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued the Clean Power Plan under which each state can set a mass-based target to meet its assigned electric power sector carbon dioxide emission reductions. If it proceeds, states can design policies to meet those requirements and...

EPA seeks input to rework rule on lead in drinking water

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will seek input from state and local officials as it considers how to rework a 1991 rule meant to protect people from lead and copper contamination in drinking water.

EPA mum on whether failed Trump nominee is still on the job

The Environmental Protection Agency is refusing to say whether President Donald Trump's failed pick to oversee chemical safety will continue to work there as a senior adviser, a role that … Click to Continue »

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 […]

US Sens. Burr, Tillis help sink Trump’s pick for EPA chemical office

President Donald Trump’s pick to lead a key Environmental Protection Agency department has withdrawn his nomination — weeks after North Carolina Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis announced that they … Click to Continue »

Groups urge greater scrutiny of Trump’s ‘disastrous nominees’ after EPA pick withdraws name

Michael Dourson, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, withdrew his name from consideration late Wednesday, after key senators made it clear he could not win confirmation. Environmental and public health advocates welcomed the news. But they also called on Dourson to step down […]

Nominee for EPA chemical safety withdraws: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former chemical industry consultant nominated by the Trump administration to head the Environmental Protection Agency's chemical safety and pollution prevention office has withdrawn his nomination, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

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...

Republican Tax Bill Would Devastate Renewable Energy & Affordable Housing

Donald Trump’s electoral college win a year ago certainly promised a lot of setbacks for the environmental movement. True to form, his administration’s attempts this year to roll back environmental protections, under-staff key agencies enforcing our environmental laws, and prop up dirty energy industries have all taken their toll. However, until the tax bill passed […]

Smoke From California’s Wildfires Will Only Get Worse Thanks to Ocean Winds

The Environmental Protection Agency’s air quality map of California is pretty scary looking right now: Rapidly disappearing green blobs show the last areas where the air is clear, while yellow, orange, and even red bubbles metastasize just north of Los Angeles, bringing irritants and toxic particles with them. Show More Summary

Trump’s EPA eases off on the whole “environmental protection” thing.

The agency has been more lenient toward polluters and less strict about penalties.

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

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

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

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

Industry opposition leads ALEC to withdraw anti-climate resolution

A secretive right-wing lobbying group failed to pass a resolution this week that called upon the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its 2009 finding that greenhouse gases are endangering the planet. Members of the American...Show More Summary

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 »

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