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Q & A for federal workers: Early outs and buyouts

Question: I see that buyouts and early-out offers are happening again. How do I sign up? Answer: Only the Environmental Protection Agency has said it intends to offer those incentives, assuming it gets approval. But some other agencies — the Interior Department, for one — may follow. Early-out offers allow federal employees to retire sooner […]

Potentially steep pollution fines for Colorado oil producer

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state regulators are pursuing potentially steep fines of more than $100,000 a day against an oil and gas company for alleged air pollution violations … Click to Continue »

E.P.A. Official Pressured Scientist on Congressional Testimony, Emails Show

10 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

According to emails, the Environmental Protection Agency’s top staff member pressed a leading scientific adviser to alter her testimony and play down the dismissal of outside experts.

Cities rebel against Trump by posting climate data his EPA took down

Two months ago the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Donald Trump took down climate change information published online. In response, American cities - including Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston - decided to reinstate the archived data, which had been painstakingly curated for decades.[...]

Trump To Tap Jeff Holmstead for EPA? Swamp Alert!

As part of President Donald Trump’s effort to “drain the swamp” directly into his cabinet, a revolving door coal lobbyist is now poised to take a top position at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the second time in his career. According...Show More Summary

EPA Chief Pruitt’s 'Red Team' on Climate Science Is an Eight-Year-Old Talking Point Pushed by Heartland Institute

Like many of his Trump administration colleagues, Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) chief Scott Pruitt has never really been down with the whole climate science thing. Pruitt has denied that carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning...Show More Summary

Pruitt Is Paving the Way for an Industry-Led EPA

Once a year, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Board of Scientific Counselors and the EPA’s Office of Research and Development get together to publically debate the current direction of the EPA’s research. The BOSC releases a review...Show More Summary

Trump EPA dismisses the people in charge of scientific integrity

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In the latest blow to the integrity of the science used by government agencies, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dismissed nearly all of the members of its Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) this week. The board, which reviews and advises EPA’s internal research departments on their...

Bummer: EPA Told That ‘Climate Change’ Would Be De-Emphasized

Perhaps now the EPA could spend its time dealing with real environmental issues (Business Insider) Members of a key Environmental Protection Agency advisory committee were told in a conference call

IFTTT's Data Access Project brings government data to you - CNET

The digital automation service now connects users to info from agencies and institutions like the Library of Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense.

Exodus from Trump's Environmental Protection Agency continues as several more advisers are forced out

Several more scientists advising the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been notified their contracts will not be renewed. In an email forwarded to The Independent, Acting Assistant Director Dr. Robert Kavlock told members...Show More Summary

Donald Trump does not want you to know what he's really doing, from golf to environmental policy

Whether the question is “Did Donald Trump play golf last weekend” or “What policy changes is the Environmental Protection Agency planning,” don’t expect answers from the Trump regime. Trump has gone from campaign promises of draining...Show More Summary

EPA Chief Spent First Weeks Courting Fossil Fuel Execs, Exposing 'Fatal Flaw' At Agency

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

One month after taking office, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt hosted BP’s U.S. chairman at his office to discuss issues the company “works with” the agency on. The next day, Pruitt met with two top executives from...Show More Summary

EPA completes purge of scientists from its scientific advisory board

Scott Pruitt had already moved to replace much of the scientific review boards at the EPA with industry lobbyists.  The Environmental Protection Agency has dismissed at least five members of a major scientific review board, the latest...Show More Summary

Coal Lobbyist Jeff Holmstead Expected To Join Trump EPA

As part of President Donald Trump’s effort to “drain the swamp” directly into his cabinet, a revolving door coal lobbyist is now poised to take a top position at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the second time in his career. According...Show More Summary

EPA to eliminate 1,228 employees by August - including dozens of scientists

Although 97 percent of scientists agree that climate change is a real threat, the Trump administration maintains that global warming is a “hoax” - and it's gutting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under administrator ScottShow More Summary

The new EPA

More cuts er...non-renewals for the EPA Board of Scientific Counselors: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt continues to clean house at a key advisory committee, signaling plans to drop several dozen current members of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), according to an email yesterday from a senior...

Democratic lawmakers raise pressure on EPA over Icahn's biofuels role

(Reuters) - U.S. Democratic lawmakers asked Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt on Wednesday to disclose procedures to prevent billionaire Carl Icahn from influencing U.S. biofuels policy for personal gain.

OCTA and Wildlife Officials Preserve 1,300 Acres of Wilderness

The Orange County Transportation Authority joined with officials from federal and state wildlife agencies and local environmental leaders on Tuesday, June 20, to announce the completion of plans to protect 1,300 acres of open space

Vermont governor signs on Lake Champlain international plan

Officials from Vermont, New York, Quebec and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have committed to combining their efforts to reduce pollution in Lake Champlain. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed on … Click to Continue »

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