Category Archive: EPA

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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EPA Panel Clears Pruitt in Complaint Filed by Sierra Club

Former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt might be smiling these days after his own EPA cleared him following a complaint filed by one environmental group.

Pruitt gets the green light in an investigation of whether he violated the Agency’s science integrity policy for his comments on climate change.

It’s reported a panel of senior …

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EPA Wants Former Midwest City Business Declared a Superfund Site

 

A former industrial site that’s left groundwater contaminated in Midwest City is being suggested to be named an EPA Superfund site.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced this week it is adding the former Eagle Industries site to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List of the nation’s most contaminated sites.

“Communities get healthier and …

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Superfund Program to be Examined in Senate Hearing

 

A subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a hearing Tuesday exploring the EPA’s Superfund program.

Entitled, “Oversight of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund Program,” the hearing will be held by the Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight.

Three witnesses will testify including independent consultant …

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Pruitt Denies Using EPA as Stepping Stone to Higher Political Office

 

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt scoffs at the idea among environmentalists and national media that he’s using the office for greater political motives—maybe a run for Governor in Oklahoma.

It’s what he made clear in a recent interview with The Oklahoman and a story published July 31.

“To think somehow that…I would go …

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Complaint Filed Over Pruitt’s Trips Home to Oklahoma

The watchdog group American Oversight is asking the Office of Special Counsel to begin an investigation into the travel of EPA administrator Scott Pruitt back to Oklahoma.

As stories pointed out in the past week, Pruitt’s travels back home to Tulsa cost taxpayers about $15,000 and it was estimated 90 percent of his travel …

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EPA Wants WasteWater Injection Wells Shut Down in Pollution of Osage County’s Bird Creek

Operators of seven wastewater injection wells in Osage County are being asked to shut down their operations.  Not because of earthquakes like those in areas where a surge of quakes has hit the state. These operators are being asked by the EPA to close because of the saltwater contamination in Bird Creek, contamination that …

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Rolling Stone Magazine Bashes Pruitt and his Running of the EPA

Rolling Stone magazine has gone after Scott Pruitt and his newly-introduced doctrines at the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing him of “gutting the agency, defunding science and serving the fossil-fuel industry.”

In a piece headlined, “Scott Pruitt’s Crimes Against Nature,“ the magazine suggests he’s doing it totally for big oil and ignoring climate-change and …

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