Category Archive: EPA

Protesters Heckle Pruitt in Dallas—-Call Him a “Monster”

“You’re a monster!  You’re gutting the EPA!”

Shouts aimed at Scott Pruitt as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency spoke recently in Dallas as part of the city’s Earth Day festivities.

Protesters even disrupted his “fireside chat-style” conversation with Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton and a reception held when the discussion was moved …

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Pruitt Makes Promise to Consider Public Comments in Making EPA Rule Changes

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s promising his agency will consider thousands of public comments as it reviews regulations and whether to eliminate some.

It’s what he told E and E News at an Earth Day event in Dallas.

“Those comments are going to be taken very seriously because that’s our job,” said Pruitt, the former …

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Pruitt to Visit Missouri Coal-Fired Power Plant as Part of Coal Tour

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s heading to Missouri with his “Back-to-Basics” tour, visiting a coal-fired power plant on Thursday. His visit to the Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. Thomas Hill Energy Center near Moberly will come a week after he went to a Pennsylvania coal mine and declared the war on coal was done.

Missouri U.S. Sen. …

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Judicial Watch Sues EPA to Find Anti-Trump Workers Using Encrypted Phone Messaging

If it’s not a letter from Democratic Senators making demands, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s latest concern is a lawsuit filed by the watchdog group Judicial Watch. But it’s one that could be considered friendly for the former Oklahoma Attorney General.

It’s filed suit in an effort to obtain communications records of those EPA officials …

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Democratic Senators Go After Pruitt Again—–Send Him Another Letter Demanding Information

Democratic U.S. Senators who fought Scott Pruitt’s confirmation as Administrator of the EPA aren’t giving up their fight. Four more have written the former Oklahoma Attorney General demanding he reveal what he discussed with members of the Republican Attorneys General Association days before he withdrew an EPA information request called burdensome by oil and …

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EPA Short 350 Employees Due to Hiring Freeze

As Scott Pruitt pushes ahead at the Environmental Protection Agency, he’s doing it with more than 350 unfilled positions.  And the list includes more than 100 scientists who specialize in environmental science, life science and physical science.

The list was revealed in a Freedom of Information Act request made by the Sierra Club and …

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Pruitt Declares ‘War on Coal’ is Done

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was met with whoops, shouts and cheers at a Pennsylvania coal mine when he boldly declared, “The war on coal is done!”

It was at the Harvey Mine in Sycamore, Pennsylvania where he met with the miners and declared an end to the regulatory assault carried out by the …

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Pruitt Keeps Busy Meeting Governors and Others

As Politico’s Morning Energy reports, EPA Administrator and former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s had face-to-face meetings with 17 governors, state and regional environmental officials and five congressional lawmakers.

The five in congress are Rep. Lamar Smith who chairs the U.S. House Science Committee, Rep. David McKinley and Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, Luther Strange …

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Federal Appellate Court Reverses US EPA Air Pollution Rule for Farmers

Environmentalists claimed a victory on Tuesday as an appeals court unanimously reversed a Bush-era farm pollution rule. In a 3-0 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority through rewriting the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) – aka Superfund …

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Bristow to Host DEQ and EPA Community Meeting Update on Local Superfund Site

A community meeting will be held in Bristow on Thursday to discuss an abandoned oil refinery which was designated as a Superfund site in 2013.

The Lorraine/Wilcox Oil Company off U.S. Highway 66 is the subject of the meeting hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). …

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