Category Archive: EPA

Federal Appellate Court Reverses US EPA Air Pollution Rule for Farmers

Environmentalists claimed a victory on Tuesday as an appeals court unanimously reversed a Bush-era farm pollution rule. In a 3-0 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority through rewriting the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) – aka Superfund …

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Bristow to Host DEQ and EPA Community Meeting Update on Local Superfund Site

A community meeting will be held in Bristow on Thursday to discuss an abandoned oil refinery which was designated as a Superfund site in 2013.

The Lorraine/Wilcox Oil Company off U.S. Highway 66 is the subject of the meeting hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). …

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Pruitt Hit with FOIA Ethics Request from California Democratic AG

Not just Democrats in the U.S. Senate are bombarding EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt with requests, but so is California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

He is the latest to demand copies of emails and virtually every communication Pruitt has made but this time, the request focuses on ethics issues. Becerra’s request is a formal Freedom …

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Democrats Demand More Answers from Pruitt at EPA

Democrats in the U.S. Senate are still fighting EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt over the move to eliminate the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, sending him a letter demanding answers to what his plans are to replace it.

Twenty-three Democrats sent him a recent letter with eight questions about his future plans to replace …

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Senators Move to Reauthorize Brownfield Environmental Cleanup Program

An EPA program that helped finance cleanups of Oklahoma City’s Bricktown, a new baseball park in Tulsa and dozens of other sites across the state was the subject of reauthorization efforts by Senators Jim Inhofe and others.

Inhofe’s a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He and others filed the …

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Pruitt Gets Advice at EPA……..Inhofe’s Frustrated Over Lack of Help for Pruitt

 

 

What Politico’s Morning Energy Report is saying about two Oklahomans.

“A retiring veteran climate change specialist has sent EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt a letter warning him of a sea change in agency morale and suggesting he needs to provide better reasons for changing course on policy if he …

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Pruitt “Eaten Alive” in Interview on Fox News?

Judging by the headlines, Sunday wasn’t a particularly good day for Scott Pruitt, now the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

His appearance on Fox News with Chris Wallace didn’t turn out to be a good performance when it came to pollution and stripping the EPA of Obama-administration-created rules and regulations.

“Fox News’ …

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Rep. Lucas Gets US House to Pass EPA Transparency Bill

A bill by Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas to urge transparency and scientific integrity at the Environmental Protection Agency won approval in the U.S. House on Thursday.

H.R. 1431 is also known as the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017 and was passed on a 229-193 vote.

“Sound science must be the cornerstone …

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Stage Set for More Legal Fights Over Trump’s Rewrite of Clean Power Plan

Speculation mounted immediately Tuesday after President Trump signed an executive order to rewrite former President Obama’s controversial and legally-challenged Clean Power Plan.

While the order put a halt to the government’s own actions taken when Obama was in the White House, others think the order will also create courtroom battles. Battles that some think …

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Sen. Inhofe calls Environmental Response to Clean Power Plan Rewrite “Hysteria”

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is labeling the response of environmentalists to President Trump’s order rewriting the Obama Clean Power Plan as “hysteria.”

It’s what he said in an interview with Martha MacCallum on Fox News, adding he expects more “hysteria” to come as a result of the executive order signed Tuesday.

Inhofe …

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