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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…

The Midwest's New EPA Chief Is Bad News

“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,…