Scott Pruitt's First Senate Oversight Hearing Was a Total Sham

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website states that its mission is “to protect human health and the environment.” You would think this would be clear to EPA head Scott Pruitt, and yet at a Senate oversight hearing on Tuesday—Pruitt’s first as administrator—he seemed far more interested in talking jobs and…

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Congress Is One Step Closer to Gutting Presidential Power to Protect Lands and Culture

On Wednesday, the House Natural Resources Committee sent a bill that would overhaul the 1906 Antiquities Act to the full House floor for consideration. Authored by one of the act’s most fervent opponents and chairman of the committee, Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), the bill is a direct attack on the President’s power to…

Congress Wants to Ban the Shark Fin Trade, But Conservationists Say It Could Backfire

In recent decades, many shark populations have been decimated by overfishing. Often this is the result of those looking to make a buck off the gruesome process of shark finning—which involves bringing a shark on board a boat, slicing off its fins, and tossing it back into the sea and to certain death. But according to…