Environmental Protection Agency
He was confirmed in a 49-47 vote on Thursday.
Pitting mosquitoes against mosquitoes just might work.
Pruitt wanted to "promote fresh perspectives."
Pruitt referred to an unrelated verse from the Book of Joshua to explain his removal of EPA funded scientists from the agency's advisory boards.
Past administrations have also employed nominees before confirmation, but an expert says Trump's instances go “further."
After having derided an Associated Press report, EPA said it found damage and toxic material exposed at the San Jacinto River Waste Pits in Houston.
The Associated Press' retorted that the EPA was not on site at toxic chemical dumps around Houston, Texas.
It remains unclear how far-reaching this additional catastrophe could become, as Houston begins the work of cleaning and rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey.
As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt unsuccessfully sued to kill the rule, which he has called “the greatest blow to private property rights the modern era has seen.”
The heads of the Interior and the EPA have defend Trump's plans to cut budgets.
The decimation of the science advisory board is part of an unprecedented, politically inspired strategy, meant to undermine the scientific foundation.
Lawyers for the Sierra Club asked the EPA to check whether Pruitt violated policy by saying, "I would not agree that [carbon is] a primary contributor to the global warming that we see."
Rules set by the EPA may take a backseat to consumers demanding vehicles that guzzle less gas and automakers having to meet tougher standards if they want to export cars overseas.
Environmental policy wonks facing federal cuts are being recruited to come to California, whose ecological efforts stand in stark contrast to Trump priorities.
Efforts to combat climate change go back to Nixon and the EPA's creation and have been ongoing in the decades since.
The president would imperil public health with cuts to funds that help states and localities protect water and clean up waste.
Two House bills that have been released from committee would effectively prevent the government from using the best available science to protect the public.
The Republican-led Congress would have to approve any EPA cuts. Some of the cuts are unlikely to pass as they are popular with both Democrats and Republicans.
The night after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt gave his first speech to the agency, a group of scientists decided to check the veracity of his speech—and left him comments.
EPA employees had been told to expect executive orders shortly after Scott Pruitt's confirmation as head of the agency.
The nomination of Pruitt, who sued the EPA more than a dozen times on behalf of his oil-producing state and has doubted the science of climate change, sparked widespread concern in progressive circles, and has upset many former and current agency employees.