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EPA chief says he needs $2M more in security because of death threats

EPA chief Scott Pruitt is once again boosting his security detail, hiring at least a dozen new agents at a cost of $2 million a year in salary alone, CNN reported Monday. The new agents will join an

EPA chief: ‘True environmentalism is using natural resources that God has blessed us with’

Another day, another attempt by Trump officials to silence scientists. The latest egregious example of censorship is the Environmental Protection Agency’s last-minute move to forbid three of their
Robert Redford: Scott Pruitt Is ‘Hell-Bent’ On Dismantling EPA Rules

Robert Redford: Scott Pruitt Is ‘Hell-Bent’ On Dismantling EPA Rules

Forty-seven years ago, none other than President Richard Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency, recognizing “clean air, clean water, and open spaces should once again be the birthright
Paranoia Strikes Deep: EPA Chief Wants More Money For 'Security'

Paranoia Strikes Deep: EPA Chief Wants More Money For 'Security'

Okay, something ain’t right with Scott Pruitt over at the EPA. The latest ain’t right thing is that he has gone crazy over getting more security for himself. During his first quarter as EPA
EPA’s Pruitt: The Days of Abusing the EPA by Regulation Through Litigation Are Over

EPA’s Pruitt: The Days of Abusing the EPA by Regulation Through Litigation Are Over

In a Sunday appearance on New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt revealed that the practice of regulation through litigation,
Trump’s Gang of Climate Deniers Has Become an Army

Trump’s Gang of Climate Deniers Has Become an Army

It became clear early in Donald Trump’s presidency that many of his top officials shared a common trait: They were climate deniers. Though “climate denial starts at the top,” the New York Times’ Coral
Trump’s Gang of Climate Deniers Has Grown Into an Army

Trump’s Gang of Climate Deniers Has Grown Into an Army

It became clear early in Donald Trump’s presidency that many of his top officials shared a common trait: They were climate deniers. Though “climate denial starts at the top,” the New York Times’ Coral
Facts don’t match Scott Pruitt’s vision, so Pruitt is changing the facts at the EPA

Facts don’t match Scott Pruitt’s vision, so Pruitt is changing the facts at the EPA

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has made no secret about his intention for the agency that he oversees. Since his confirmation in February, he has touted his “back to
Scott Pruitt Declares War on Air Pollution Science

Scott Pruitt Declares War on Air Pollution Science

The Trump administration’s environmental denialism runs much deeper than global warming. That became clear just one month into the presidency, at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference,
Scott Pruitt just destroyed one of the EPA's core safeguards, and we may never get it back

Scott Pruitt just destroyed one of the EPA's core safeguards, and we may never get it back

In an unprecedented move, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt just issued a directive that would prohibit individuals from serving on the agency's independent scientific
The EPA's Science Advisory Board Will Now Be Stocked By Industry Shills

The EPA's Science Advisory Board Will Now Be Stocked By Industry Shills

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the best scientists in the country won’t be able to advise the agency on environmental science. Read more...
EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Ends $77 Million Conflict of Interest for Agency Science Advisers

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Ends $77 Million Conflict of Interest for Agency Science Advisers

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt issued a new directive on Tuesday that will end the conflict of interest from agency science advisers who receive EPA grant money.
EPA bans research grant recipients from advising agency on science

EPA bans research grant recipients from advising agency on science

Scott Pruitt selecting new advisers without this "conflict of interest."
Scott Pruitt’s Plot to Sabotage Science at the EPA

Scott Pruitt’s Plot to Sabotage Science at the EPA

Hundreds, if not thousands of expert scientists across the country—epidemiologists, ecologists, toxicologists, and climate scientists—are no longer allowed to provide advice to the Environmental
The New Coal Crisis

The New Coal Crisis

Of all the scenes of devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, one has stood out. Shot from a balcony or rooftop, it depicts six seconds of horror: the city of Guayama, on the island’s
Scott Pruitt to speak at chemical trade group’s annual meeting as industry ‘infiltrates’ EPA

Scott Pruitt to speak at chemical trade group’s annual meeting as industry ‘infiltrates’ EPA

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is scheduled to give a speech next week at the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) annual board meeting, an event where he is expected to
Scott Pruitt just picked a bunch of oil and gas reps to advise the EPA

Scott Pruitt just picked a bunch of oil and gas reps to advise the EPA

Oil and gas industry reps who question the validity of climate change will be advising the EPA on policy for the foreseeable future. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced new members to his
Harrison Ford: 'We’ve got people in charge of important sh*t who don’t believe in science'

Harrison Ford: 'We’ve got people in charge of important sh*t who don’t believe in science'

Harrison Ford may be Hollywood's most entertaining grumpy, old man. His penchant for blunt real talk, especially on topics he cares about, is downright refreshing. Such was the case on Thursday night
Delingpole: Three Great Signs that Trump Is Winning the Climate Wars

Delingpole: Three Great Signs that Trump Is Winning the Climate Wars

Donald Trump is #winning the climate wars. Here are three signs that despite stiff opposition not just from greens and Democrats, but from elements (such as Javanka) from within his own administration
A new analysis of 4-year-old data shows the EPA is ignoring a lot of toxins in US drinking water

A new analysis of 4-year-old data shows the EPA is ignoring a lot of toxins in US drinking water

It takes a lot to convince the US Environmental Protection Agency to limit how much of a toxin can legally show up in America’s drinking…