Category Archive: EPA

Uncertainty Ahead at EPA and Its Budget


As President Trump prepares for a major shift of the government budget to shore up what many believe is an ailing military budget, former Oklahoma Attorney General and now EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt isn’t talking details of the impact on his agency.

During a question-and-answer session over the weekend at the Conservative Political …

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Former EPA Administrator Sees Nothing Wrong with Pruitt’s Communications with Oil and Gas Industry


Former EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman sees nothing wrong with the communications Scott Pruitt had with oil and gas companies while he was attorney general in Oklahoma.

It’s what she said in an interview this week with MSNBC following the release of more than 7,000 communications turned over by the Attorney General’s …

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Union Leaders Nervous About Pruitt’s Takeover at EPA


(John O’Grady)


Leaders of federal workers unions weren’t impressed by Scott Pruitt’s first address on Tuesday to employees of the Environmental Protection Agency. They suggested there were unanswered questions left following Pruitt’s remarks.

“He didn’t say we’re not going to shrink the agency,” said Joe Edgell, senior vice president for National Treasury …

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Pruitt Asked to Reverse Obama Administration Decision on Vehicle Emissions Standards


In his first days on the job, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been hit with a request from automakers to reverse the decision by the Obama administration to lock in vehicle emissions standards through the next 8 years.

Making the request was the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. The group wants Pruitt to reopen …

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EPA Employees Wonder About Pruitt’s Leadership


Scott Pruitt will have to wait and learn how his leadership and actions as the new Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency are received by the thousands of EPA employees.

He addressed them for the first time on Tuesday and environmentalists suggested he attempted to offer them an ‘olive branch.’

As E …

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EPA Offers Glowing Description of Scott Pruitt’s New Job


EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was set to hold his first meeting with EPA employees on Tuesday. It was slated to be a webcast to all employees.

Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency wasted little time in creating a website for Pruitt’s new job. Here is how it appears on the EPA website:

“On February …

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Pruitt Gives First Interview After Taking Over at EPA


Maybe Scott Pruitt won’t be as bad as environmentalists and Democrats think as he is now in charge of the direction where the Environmental Protection Agency will head in a Trump administration.

In his first interview since being nominated last year, Pruitt told the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel there is much to …

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Pruitt Faces Tuesday Deadline to Turn Over Thousands of Emails in 2-year old Open Records Request


The deadline for former Attorney General Scott Pruitt, now the Chief Administrator of the EPA to submit a response to a more than two-year old open records request is Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court.

In a lawsuit (CV-2017-223) filed by the Center for Media and Democracy based in Madison, Wisconsin, Oklahoma …

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Senators Lobby Pruitt for E15 Change


On the very day he was confirmed then sworn into office as Administrator of the EPA, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt received his first official communication from some U.S. Senators requesting help in ending an EPA regulation.

Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) and John …

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Oklahoma Democrats Predict Disastrous Future of EPA with Pruitt in Charge


Scott Pruitt’s confirmation by the U.S. Senate as the new Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency brought diametrically opposed reactions from Oklahoma’s Democratic and Republican political parties.

No surprise how the GOP reacted.

“The OKGOP is incredibly proud to announce that Scott Pruitt has been confirmed,” started the announcement. The party said he …

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