Category Archive: EPA

Scott Pruitt’s Religious Faith and How It Applies to His EPA Leadership

As the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt’s taken a lot of fire from critics. Environmentalists have explored and closely examined his communications with oil and gas groups, his lawsuits against the Obama administration’s EPA and his decisions regarding environmental issues in Oklahoma.

Not until now has his religious faith been …

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Pruitt Labels Germany’s Nuclear Power Plant Move as “Hyprocisy”

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has political tongues wagging in Washington, D-C. after saying German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s move to phase out her country’s nuclear power plants is hypocritical. And she likely won’t be saying, “das gut” in response.

“I just think the hypocrisy runs rampant,” he said in an interview with Politico. “To look …

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Pruitt’s Security Costs Nearly Double of Previous EPA Chiefs

Documents released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through a Freedom of Information Act request show EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s spent nearly double what his predecessors did for security in their first three months in office.

E and E News reported this week Pruitt’s security detail spent substantially more than Lisa Jackson and …

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Lucas Favors EPA Repeal of WOTUS Rule

Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas praised the Trump Administration’s action to withdraw the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, according to a press release issued on Tuesday.

“I applaud the Trump administration for moving to repeal the Waters of the U.S. rule,” said Congressman Lucas. “This Obama-era regulation sought to expand federal control over landowners and …

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Inhofe Commends U.S. EPA Repeal of WOTUS Rule

Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe lauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it will roll back the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, according to a press release issued on Tuesday.

With the new proposed rule issued Tuesday, the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. EPA would return to a system in …

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Pruitt Defends EPA Budget Cuts….Vows No Regional Offices Will be Closed

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt defends his agency’s proposed budget cuts saying they still supports the agency’s highest priorities with federal funding for core work in air and water quality, contaminated land clean-ups and enforcement.

In prepared remarks Tuesday during a U.S. Senate subcommittee appropriations hearing, the former Oklahoma Attorney General made it clear his …

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Pruitt Heads Back to Congress for Funding

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt goes before a U.S. Senate subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee today. Only he and senior adviser Holly Greaves will answer questions from the subcommittee chaired by Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

The hearing by the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee focuses on the FY 2018 budget request for the EPA.

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Pruitt’s Secrecy Earns Him “Golden Padlock” Award from Journalism Group

The “Golden Padlock” award has been given to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt for his record on transparency.

With tongue in cheek, the journalism group Investigative Reporters and Editors recognized Pruitt over the weekend during its annual conference held in Phoenix, Arizona.

The group did so as a means of emphasizing Pruitt’s record on keeping …

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Inhofe’s Influence at EPA Grows

Make it at least five, maybe six former staffers of Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe at the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee to move on to the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s clear the 82-year old republican Senator is having an impact on the giant agency he has criticized under the Obama administration.

The …

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Environmental Group Claims Clean Power Plan Rollback Will Result in Job Losses

Environmentalists now claim the move by President Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to kill the Clean Power Plan will cost the U.S. economy a chance to add 560,000 jobs and $52 billion in gross domestic product by 2030.

It’s the claim made by a national business group named Environmental Entrepreneurs which issued a …

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