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A Virginia Tech professor who helped expose the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is getting a nearly $2 million federal grant for further research into lead contamination. The Roanoke Times reports the three-year grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will help Marc Edwards research strategies to detect and control lead levels... [Read More]
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The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties …... [Read More]
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Administrator Scott Pruitt just announced new restrictions on research used in rulemaking. At a barely publicized event Tuesday with no reporters present, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a new directive aimed at increasing transparency in science. The announcement poses a fundamental challenge to the agency's work as a regulator by instituting new restrictions on the scientific findings used by the EPA. "It's reducing the pool of science the agency can use," said Christopher Zarba, who retired earlier this year from the EPA as the coordinator of the agency's science advisory boards. The move comes... [Read More]
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Trump's erratic decision-making remains terrifying as always. President Trump's defense of Ronny Jackson, chief White House physician and his nominee to serve as secretary of veterans affairs, against serious charges of drinking on the job, overprescribing medicine, and contributing to a "toxic" work environment among his relatively small team is not the lowest moment of his presidency. For that, you'd have to look to something truly egregious like the both-sidesing of the Charlottesville white supremacist rally or the betrayal of all his campaign promises on health care. But it is the stupidest. When Trump tried to defend... [Read More]
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Scott Pruitt must be Russian. Why else would President Donald Trump keep him around so long? After all, there must be plenty of less-scandal-prone Republicans willing to step in and dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency. It's not like Pruitt has a special ability to not care about water... [Read More]
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The Sierra Club launched a new television ad on Wednesday calling on President Trump to fire Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. "From abusing taxpayer funds to pay for his first-class travel and exorbitant security detail, to defying White House orders, it's clear that Pruitt has spent his time ... [Read More]
The security chief for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) additionally worked for the owner of a tabloid publication closely linked to President Trump, according to ... [Read More]
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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is targeting the science behind many of its rules for clean air and water. TOP STORIES Weird Science at the EPA EPA chief Scott Pruitt says he's for government "transparency." Does that mean he's addressing the soundproof telephone booth he spent... [Read More]
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Environmental Protection Agency director Scott Pruitt proposed a new rule Tuesday that he insisted would enhance "transparency," but which critics described as a thinly veiled attack on the use of science and scientific studies to craft regulations aimed at protecting the environment. Under the... [Read More]
The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a... [Read More]
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The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties to President Donald Trump.EPA special agent Pasquale "Nino" Perrotta performed regular work for National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. during the 2016 election, according to person with knowledge of the company's internal workings.But unlike another private investigator... [Read More]
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It wasn't the star-studded red carpet of the Obama years, but a veritable who's who of politicians and special guests of honor made their way to the White House Tuesday evening for the Trump administration's first state dinner, with France. Apple CEO Tim Cook arrived with Apple Vice President Lisa Jackson, who served the Obama administration as Environmental Protection Agency chief. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was joined by his wife, Jerry Hall. Olympic curler John Shuster and women's hockey player Meghan... [Read More]
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Embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed a new rule Tuesday that he said will make the Environmental Protection Agency more "transparent." [Read More]
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed a rule Tuesday that would establish new standards for what science could be used in writing agency regulations, according to individuals briefed on the plan. The sweeping change, long sought by conservatives, could have significant implications for decisions on everything from the toxicity of household products to the level of soot that power plants can emit. [Read More]
By Kevin Mooney EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed a new rule Tuesday aimed at bolstering the role of science in developing regulations. Pruitt announced the change at an event at the Environmental Protection Agency's headquarters that was closed to The Daily Signal and other press. It could, however, be viewed online. "The era of secret science... [Read More]
By MICHAEL BASTASCH The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plan to end the use of "secret science" to craft regulations will take the form of proposed regulation, making it harder for officials to skirt around or future administrations to repeal, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. Administrator Scott Pruitt first announced his ban on "secret... [Read More]
The Environmental Protection Agency recently approved Montana's five-year plan to protect the state's water quality from the effects of a wide variety of diffuse pollutants, collectively known as nonpoint source pollution.   The Department of Environmental Quality updated its plan that addresses the types of water pollution associated with a broad range of land use activities, including urban stormwater runoff, agricultural and forestry practices and road building and... [Read More]
Contact Information:  EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON (April 24, 2018) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule to strengthen the science used in regulations issued by EPA. The rule will ensure that the regulatory science underlying Agency actions is fully transparent, and that underlying scientific information is publicly available in... [Read More]
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined East Bay cities and municipal districts almost $400,000 for allowing untreated sewage to enter the Bay. [Read More]
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Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Albany and two municipal districts in the East Bay have been fined almost $400,000 for allowing untreated sewage to enter the Bay, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials said... [Read More]
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