The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues its descent into authoritarianism under Scott Pruitt. At a summit about reducing toxic chemicals in drinking water, the agency reportedly barred staff from Rep. Dan Kildee’s (D-Michigan) district from entering.
Tomorrow, it will have been one year since the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) climate change website was taken offline. And all signs are pointing toward it never coming back under the Trump administration.
Environmental Protection Agency administrator and noted luxury travel enthusiast Scott Pruitt made a big announcement about his commitment to transparency on Tuesday. There was just one little hitch: The press wasn’t invited to attend.
Turns out Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt may not have needed to travel in luxury to escape threats, according to, uh, the EPA. This is awkward!
Scott Pruitt has racked up an immense number of scandals in his tenure leading the Environmental Protection Agency. But they exploded like a supernova this week, leading to questions of if he will keep his job.
We will update this post as more scandals surface.
To say Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt doesn’t have many fans in the environmental justice, conservation, or climate communities is an understatement. On Wednesday, ten major environmental groups announced they’re totally done with Pruitt by launching a coordinated campaign to oust him under…
On Tuesday, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt got an earful about his decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan from a group of 233 mayors representing more than 51 million Americans. The group submitted a letter asking Pruitt to stop with all this repealing the Clean Power Plan nonsense.
The Environmental Protection Agency was eager to announce Thursday it racked up more than $5 billion in enforcement dollars in the fiscal year 2017. This money includes private parties that have agreed to clean up contaminated sites, fines criminals need to pay, and legal penalties. Here’s the catch: The agency under…
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…
One of the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest regional administrators is in line with the rest of its leadership: She’s a climate skeptic.
“Unqualified” and “climate denier” are just some of the words John O’Grady, the president of the Environmental Protection Agency’s national employee union, used to describe the agency’s latest appointee, Cathy Stepp. Come January, she’ll run the EPA’s Region 5 office. That means she’ll oversee Indiana, Michigan,…
OKLAHOMA CITY-In the rotunda that towers above lawmakers at the Oklahoma State Capitol, the names of oil and gas companies past and present are inscribed. Conoco. Halliburton. Phillips.
PONCA CITY, OK—Sherry Walls should be able to turn on her gas heater to combat the stinging cold of winter without worrying that she might blow up her house. Her home, on a red brick road in Ponca City, Oklahoma, should be a place where her children can safely sleep.
EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s crusade against environmental regulations claimed another victim on Friday, when the agency announced it would not require mining companies to prove they have the financial assets to pay for cleaning up their sites.