Category Archive: EPA

EPA Leader Pruitt Named in Complaint Filed with Oklahoma Bar Association

If EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt thought his problems over his confirmation hearing were finished, they are not. He has been named in a complaint filed with the Oklahoma Bar Association accusing him of violating the Oklahoma Rule of Professional Conduct.

The complaint was filed this week by Kristen van de Biezenbosk, an Associate …

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Pruitt Asked to Visit Florida to See Climate Change Impact

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has an invitation to consider in light of his recent statements made that carbon dioxide is not a main contributor of global warming.

Florida U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo wrote Pruitt expressing his concern over the statement and asked him to “reevaluate your comments.”

“Over the past century, temperatures have …

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Senate Democrats Aren’t Finished with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt not only has to deal with a staff shortage at his agency, but Democrats in the U.S. Senate are still hammering him over his confirmation hearing answers.

Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee mailed Pruitt a letter asking him to commit to making transparency at the …

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Staff Shortage at EPA Forces Pruitt to Make Delays

 

Faced with a short staff because the U.S. Senate has not confirmed some of them, EPA Director Scott Pruitt’s been forced to delay by two months the effective dates of five final rules issued in the last days of the Obama administration.

If the former Oklahoma Attorney General thought he would hit …

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EPA Would be Hardest Hit in Trump Budget—-Could Lose 3,200 Workers

The stories in Washington indicate Scott Pruitt wanted his EPA cut, but maybe not as deep as President Trump is proposing. Might be worth the price to hear what he’s saying private about what the President wants to do with his agency budget.

If the President’s able to get Congress to approve his …

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What They’re Saying about 31% Cut to EPA Budget

At least three Oklahoma congressmen agree with President Trump’s proposed cut of 31% to the Environmental Protection Agency budget.

The proposal from the White House on Thursday could possibly lead to the layoff of an estimated 3,000 workers from the giant agency now headed by former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

Sen. James …

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EPA’s Regional Haze Plan in Utah Challenged by Congressmen

The same kind of EPA plan targeting regional haze drifting over southern Oklahoma from Texas coal-fired power plants is being challenged by a U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative in Utah.

Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Jason Chaffetz introduced a resolution in Congress this week targeting the EPA’s plan to cut the haze at …

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Trump’s Budget Cuts 31% of EPA Funding

Reports indicate not even Scott Pruitt knew the Environmental Protection Agency would suffer as deep a budget cut when he took over as Administrator following years as the Oklahoma Attorney General.

Under the budget proposed Thursday by the White House, the EPA will lose 31% of its funding. Trump wants to not …

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Climate Change Research Targeted for Defunding by House Committee

Days after Oklahoma Representatives Frank Lucas and Jim Bridenstine joined others on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee in approving a measure to create an “open and honest” EPA, the committee has suggested stripping much of the governments climate change research.

Republicans on the committee are targeting billions of dollars being spent …

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Pruitt Stays EPA’s Chemical Storage Rule

Under orders of Administrator Scott Pruitt, the EPA has stayed a controversial rule that was to have taken effect on Tuesday in a move to prevent explosions and accidents at refineries and chemical plants.

The former Oklahoma Attorney General decided to reconsider the Risk Management Program which was fought by Sen. Jim Inhofe …

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