Tag Archives: Environmental Protection Agency

Anti-EPA Crusader Scott Pruitt Confirmed As Head Of EPA By
(REPORT) — Portending risks to “the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the planet we love,” the U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection...
What Has Trump Done To The Environment So Far? By
(ANALYSIS) — “Environmentalism is out of control.” That’s Donald Trump, speaking at a press conference with auto industry CEOs in his first week as US President. As he spoke, reports emerged that he was preparing to sign executive orders to revive the controversial...
Iowa Pipeline Bursts Days After Trump Approves DAPL Construction By
Hanlontown, IA (REPORT) — Beginning around 5:30 am on Wednesday morning, local authorities in Hanlontown, Iowa, realized the Magellan Pipeline was leaking what amounted to 138,600 gallons of diesel fuel. KIMT in Iowa reported that emergency responders with the Worth County...
Trump’s Team Continues To Dismantle The EPA By
(REPORT) — President Donald Trump long ago announced his provocative intentions for the Environmental Protection Agency, pledging during the campaign to get rid of the agency “in almost every form,” with only “little tidbits left.” So far,...
Fed Up With War On Facts, Scientists’ Announce March On Washington By
(REPORT) — The Trump-Pence administration’s war on facts may have galvanized the next major demonstration in the nation’s capital—the Scientists’ March on Washington, which is as yet unscheduled but is garnering significant enthusiasm online. Spurred...
Trump Imposes Media Blackout At Federal Agencies By
(REPORT) — Though the majority of President Donald Trump’s controversial cabinet nominations have not yet been confirmed, his so-called “beachhead” teams have arrived at their respective agencies, carrying out orders that make clear that the “War...
What Trump EPA Contract Freeze Means For The Environment By
The Trump administration has imposed a freeze on grants and contracts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a move that could affect a significant part of the agency’s budget allocations and even threaten to disrupt core operations ranging from toxic cleanups...
Records Show Trump EPA Pick Led Anti-EPA Crusade For Industry Donors By
WASHINGTON (REPORT) — When President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma’s attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state’s natural resources. Instead,...
Senate Dems Demand To Know EPA Nominee’s Ties To Koch Brothers By
Senate Democrats are demanding to know what’s behind Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head nominee Scott Pruitt’s ties to the reclusive conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. The lawmakers, led by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island,...
Trump Is Anti-Environment, But So Was Obama By
NEW YORK — (Analysis) It’s rather easy, and undoubtedly necessary, to lambast President-elect Donald Trump and his team of corporate parasites who will soon head nearly every key agency in the U.S. government. Of note are the pro-fracking, anti-environmental...