Category Archive: EPA

Comedienne Goes Obscene in Letter-Writing Campaign Against Pruitt

Comedienne Samantha Bee might have reached a new low in the attack of environmentalists against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Angry over Pruitt’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan, she has started a campaign of letters filled with obscenities concluding with the sentence: “Samantha Bee is not a dumb whore.”

On the TBS show …

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EPA Caught Violating Environmental Laws in DC

A report issued this week details how the Environmental Protection Agency paid $1.5 million for subsidized and unoccupied parking spaces in violation of executive orders in Washington D.C.

As the government watchdog Judicial Watch pointed out, the waste happened over a two-year period at the EPA headquarters and a regional office in Atlanta, …

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Senators Press Fight with EPA’s Pruitt Over Advisory Boards

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s latest battle with Democratic Senators concerns his decision to no longer use scientists who receive EPA grants from also sitting on advisory boards to the Agency.

Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse led 9 other Senators in asking the Government Accountability Office to expand its investigation of Pruitt.

Whitehouse called it …

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Senate Confirms EPA Assistant for Scott Pruitt

Supported by Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, President Trump’s pick to be an EPA assistant administrator, Bill Wehrum was narrowly confirmed Thursday by the U.S. Senate.

It was earlier in the week when Sen. Inhofe took to the Senate floor to speak in support of Wehrum who will be in charge of the EPA’s …

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Legal Expert Says Pruitt’s Science Advisory Board Ban is Illegal

At least one environmental lawyer maintains that Scott Pruitt’s decision last week to bar scientists who get EPA grants from sitting on the agency’s science advisory boards is illegal.

It’s what E and E News is reporting about Michael Burger, director of Columbia University’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.

The agency has …

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House Democrats Accuse Pruitt of Rewarding Polluters With His New EPA Order

 

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s latest fight with Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House concerns his recent edict that bans scientists who get EPA grants from serving on the agency’s scientific advisory panels.

Six senior House Democrats who sit on the Science and Energy and Commerce Committee wrote him a letter in …

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TU Law Professor Blames Himself for How Pruitt’s Running the EPA

A Tulsa University law school professor is apologizing for what he might have taught EPA Chief Scott Pruitt when he was in law school saying Pruitt brought a new level of “politicization” to the EPA.

Writing in the Santa Fe New Mexican, Rex Zedalis said, “I confess regret for whatever small role I …

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Inhofe Says EPA Chief is Right in Ending Conflicts of Interest

Even before Scott Pruitt announced an end to EPA grants awarded to scientists who act on EPA science advisory committees, his plan was applauded by Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe.

As a former 8-year chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Inhofe appreciated the move.

“Administrator Pruitt’s directive to increase transparency and …

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Pruitt Shakes up EPA Science Advisory Committees——Ends Conflict of Interests

Former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott, now in his capacity as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency issued a directive on Tuesday putting an end to advisory groups from receiving millions of dollars in the form of EPA grants.

The idea is to end what some perceive as a conflict of interest for those …

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Democrats Unrelenting in Attacks on Pruitt

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt faces more scrutiny from his Democratic critics in the U.S. Senate as they are demanding to know how he came to any scientific conclusion to repeal the Clean Power Plan.

Led by Delaware Sen. Tom Carper, 18 other Democrats wrote Pruitt recently asking for all of the documents, including emails, …

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