Category Archive: EPA

No Letup in Speculation of Scott Pruitt’s Political Future

No matter what Scott Pruitt does or says these days, political observers view him as an EPA chief who really wants another political office, and is someone intent on using the EPA to fulfill his plans.

We’ve reported in recent weeks how the national press described him as a member of the Trump administration who …

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EPA Delays Greenhouse Truck Standards

Those big truck drivers going up and down Interstates 35 and 40 in Oklahoma are getting a break from the EPA when it comes to greenhouse gas standards. The 2018 start date of the requirements has been delayed.

The EPA faced a deadline on Thursday to respond to a lawsuit by the Truck Trailer …

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Pruitt Gives Farmers and Ranchers More Time to Comment About New WOTUS Rule

The EPA’s extended the comment time on the agency’s efforts to repeal that controversial WOTUS rule, the one Scott Pruitt and Oklahoma leaders fought when it was proposed by the Obama administration.

Pruitt, the former State Attorney General is also part of a video released by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

“This record …

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EPA and Tribal Officials Revisit Tar Creek Superfund Site

EPA officials were back at Oklahoma’s Tar Creek Superfund site this week, touring the northeast corner of the state as part of a Tribal Lands Forum conference held in Tulsa.

Participants discussed progress with the site and future goals for the continuing cleanup, according to a release from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 6 …

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EPA’s Most Wanted is a National Fugitive

The EPA has put a Wyoming man on a national fugitive and most-wanted list for illegally dumping radioactive oil field waste in North Dakota.

The agency has a manhunt underway for James Ward, 55 who was indicted in April on wire fraud and conspiracy charges. He allegedly set up a company to dispose of …

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Pruitt—False Narrative in New Climate Study

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt says the recent draft of a new climate report contains what he calls a “false narrative” of the fears that he and President Trump might dismiss the findings.

It’s what he told a Des Moines, Iowa TV station over the weekend.

“The report doesn’t impact the process,” said Pruitt in …

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Pruitt Spokesman Threatened to Call Police on Reporters in North Dakota

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s spokesman is taking some heat for allegedly threatening to call security on reporters who were trying to see Pruitt during an event last week on the University of North Dakota campus.

The incident prompted the National Press Club to express concern with President Jeff Ballou tweeting his group is “looking …

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Pruitt Sued by State of California as It Seeks Documents to Show He Has a Conflict of Interest

The State of California has gone to court against EPA Chief Scott Pruitt and the agency he’s run for seven months after stepping down as Oklahoma Attorney General. While Pruitt filed numerous lawsuits against the EPA when he was the state AG, now he’s been hit with similar suits.

It was Friday when California …

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More Speculation About Scott Pruitt’s Political Future

A few weeks after we told you how some national reporters and others were speculating that EPA chief Scott Pruitt was using the office as a possible stepping stone to a higher office, there has been more such political speculation.

It comes from the Tulsa World where the prospect is reported of Pruitt …

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Pruitt Says EPA Wrongly Walked Away From Colorado Gold Mine Spill

Calling it a “wrong” that the Trump administration plans to fix, EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s visited Colorado’s Gold King Mine spill site, the 2015 incident caused by EPA contractors that eventually contaminated water for millions.

Pruitt was at the site near Silverton, Colorado on Friday saying the EPA “walked away” from Colorado after the …

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