#EPA

  • EPA inspector general investigating Pruitt email accounts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general is opening an investigation into Administrator Scott Pruitt’s use of multiple email accounts. Inspector General Arthur Elkins said in a letter released Tuesday that his office will review the matter, the latest in a series of federal investigations of Pruitt’s...
  • The Other Reason Trump Hasn’t Fired Scott Pruitt: His Evangelical Christian Ties

    Taking the stage at the glitzy Mayflower Hotel in Washington last November, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt casually quoted the New Testament as he recited his pitch for reimagining the role of the country’s top environmental regulator. “We as a country have been blessed with tremendous natural resources,”...
  • Trump offers support to embattled EPA head

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is offering his support to the head of the Environmental Protection Agency who is at the center of swirling ethics questions. Two administration officials confirmed that the president called Scott Pruitt on Monday and told him that “we’ve got your back.” Trump urged Pruitt...
  • EPA keeps scientists from speaking about report on climate

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency has kept three scientists from appearing at an event in Rhode Island about a report that deals in part with climate change. The New York Times reports EPA spokesman John Konkus confirmed on Sunday that agency scientists would not be speaking at...
  • Could the Trump Administration have prevented the risk to first responders at the Arkema Inc plant in Texas ???

    The Trump administration delayed an Obama-era rule that would have tightened safety requirements for companies that store large quantities of dangerous chemicals such as the chemical plant near Houston that exploded early Thursday. The Environmental Protection Agency rule would have required chemical plants, including the now-destroyed Arkema Inc., plant outside...
  • Trump’s EPA chief met with chemical CEO before dropping pesticide ban: report

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt met privately with the CEO of a top chemical company before deciding to drop a ban on a widely used pesticide that has been shown to harm children’s brains, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. Pruitt, President Trump’s top environmental official, reportedly met with...
  • EPA chief refusing to ban pesticide puts children at risk 

    A leading organization of pediatricians warns that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s refusal to ban a widely used pesticide threatens the health of children, developing fetuses and pregnant women. The American Academy of Pediatrics and Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit advocacy group, said in a letter to Pruitt...
  • Trump Supporter: Don’t Renege on Your Campaign Promises

    In an open letter to Donald Trump, climate expert Dr. Duane Thresher has urged the President not to give in to his daughter Ivanka’s misguided views on global warming and her insistence that the U.S. remain in the Paris climate agreement ratified by Barack Obama last August. “Climate treaties like...