Environmental Protection Agency
Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, cares much more about his next political office than he does about melting ice caps or ozone levels.
Advocacy groups have accused the Environmental Protection Agency administrator of "thwarting meaningful public participation."
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker asked EPA Admin Scott Pruitt about the proposal in a hearing on Tuesday.
The EPA has been posting signs with images of Trump and Scott Pruitt that brag about deregulation. Employees say it feels like a slap in the face.
The agency credited EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt with tripling the number of sites fully or partially removed from the Superfund's National Priorities List in 2017.
Pruitt's actions provide a glimpse into what he means by "environmental stewardship."
Many of the vacated positions remain unfilled.
One official also notes odd smells emerging from the agency water fountains.
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.