Pipeline Backed by Pruitt’s Oil Lobbyist Landlord Approved While EPA Chief Was Receiving Sweetheart Rent

“This is what happens when you put an oil industry shill in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency.”

What Pushed A Senior EPA Official To Resign In Protest?

As EPA chief and reigning number one seed in the "worst Trump cabinet member" bracket Scott Pruitt attempts to beat back accusations that he violated ethics rules by renting a room from the wife of powerful energy lobbyist J. Steven Hart, the New York Times revealed late Monday that Pruitt approved a massive pipeline project supported by Hart's

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EPA Dissolves Program To Study Effects of Chemical Exposure on Children

“Finally America’s children will be allowed to choke on the freedom of a lighter regulatory burden.”

What Pushed A Senior EPA Official To Resign In Protest?

As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the leadership of Scott Pruitt moves to make it easier for big industry to dump dangerous chemicals into the nation's air and water, the agency announced late Monday that it is dissolving a program that funds studies on the effects of pollution and chemical exposure on America's children. Called

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‘Blatant Censorship’: EPA Muzzles Its Own Climate Scientists

The EPA abruptly canceled the presentations of government scientists who were set to discuss recent climate change findings.

What Pushed A Senior EPA Official To Resign In Protest?

In what critics are calling "a blatant example of the scientific censorship" being imposed on climate researchers by the Trump White House, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) late Sunday abruptly canceled the presentations of three government scientists who were set to discuss recent climate change findings at a conference in Rhode

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Scott Pruitt, Notorious For Suing EPA, Enacts Roadblocks To Sue EPA

“The irony is that polluters don’t even have to sue Pruitt to get what they want. They just pick up the phone and ask,” says NRDC’s John Walke

What Pushed A Senior EPA Official To Resign In Protest?

Trump's Environmental Protection Agency on Monday issued a directive that one environmental organization says targets nonexistent collusion and will make it easier for corporations to pollute. The order from EPA Administrator [and former serial EPA suer] Scott Pruitt curbs "the type of legal agreements the EPA can reach with groups pressuring it

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11 States Sue After EPA Sides With Chemical Industry Against Safety Rules

‘The Trump EPA continues to put special interests before the health and safety of the people they serve,” said New York Attorney General Schneiderman.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt holds up a hardhat he was given during a visit to Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company's Harvey Mine in Sycamore, Pa., Thursday, April 13, 2017. (AP/Gene J. Puskar)

Eleven states filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency and its chief, Scott Pruitt, in federal court on Monday over the agency's decision to postpone implementation of a rule aimed at lessening the risk of a chemical plant disaster such as the deadly one that rocked West, Texas in 2013. "Protecting our workers, first-responders,

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Oil Lobby Spending Less As Legislators, President Provide More Favors

“You will like me so much,” President Donald Trump said to attendees at an energy industry conference last year. His claim has rung true thus far, as his administration has made several moves to benefit the industry and consequently reduced its spending on lobbying this year.

Flanked by former Exxon executive, now Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting., June 12, 2017. (AP/Andrew Harnik)

The oil and gas industry has spent over $36 million lobbying Congress so far this year, a massive figure that speaks to the fossil fuel industry’s weight in Washington. Among the top spenders so far have been ExxonMobil, Chevron and Koch Industries, which have spent well over $3 million dollars apiece. While the industry’s spending on lobbying

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