Team Trump begins to roll out its plan to kill climate action, making up facts and ruining your children’s future. Source: Four-and-a-half false statements EPA head Scott Pruitt made in just one […]
The Cuyahoga River burst into flames, while the Potomac stunk from the hundreds of millions of gallons of waste added to its waters every single day. As the Environmental Protection Agency becomes […]
For more than a decade, Sen. James M. Inhofe has raged against the scientific consensus that humans are fueling climate change, calling it “the greatest hoax” ever perpetrated on Americans. The Oklahoma Republican has blasted the Environmental Protection Agency as an “activist organization” that has unfairly burdened everyone from farmers to fossil-fuel companies.
Now the man critics once dismissed as a political outlier has an unprecedented opportunity to shape the nation’s energy and environmental policies. And he has helped populate the upper ranks of the agency he has derided with several of his closest confidants.
At least half a dozen former aides to Inhofe — and counting — have been hired into top positions at the EPA and the White House. The chief of staff and deputy chief of staff to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a fellow Oklahoman and longtime friend of Inhofe, spent years working for the senator. Pruitt’s senior advisers on air, climate and legal issues are Inhofe alumni. In addition, two former Inhofe aides have become top domestic and international energy and environmental advisers to President Trump.
As many conservatives see it, environmental science is an enabler of dreaded government regulation. When enough studies show that there is no safe level of lead in water, then we have to […]
Chief Environmental Justice Official at EPA Resigns, With Plea to Pruitt to Protect Vulnerable Communities | InsideClimate News
Mustafa Ali quits after 24 years, as new administrator prepares deep cuts in programs affecting the poor and minorities. Source: Chief Environmental Justice Official at EPA Resigns, With Plea to Pruitt to […]
A Congressional committee passed two EPA bills that would eject its academic science advisors and replace them with industry ones, while limiting what environmental studies the agency can review. Source: EPA’s Science […]
President Trump will order the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday to formally review former President Barack Obama’s Clean Water Rule, kicking off the process of eliminating or significantly changing the rule.
President Donald Trump reportedly wants to reduce the agency’s funding by 24 percent.
Head of the EPA told the conservative audience they would be ‘justified’ in believing the environmental regulator should be completely disbanded