After Pruitt, Trump Has Another Loyal Industry Servant Primed for EPA Boss

By Sharon Lerner Originally published by The Intercept   WHAT FINALLY PUSHED Scott Pruitt over the edge? Was it the woman with the baby who let him have it in a fast food restaurant? Or his use of Environmental Protection Agency staff to… Read More

Criminal Enforcement of Eco Crimes by EPA In a Freefall

Fewer Investigators Translates into Fewer Referrals, Prosecutions, and Defendants   Washington, DC — Belying Scott Pruitt’s claims to be a tough polluter prosecutor, criminal enforcement by his U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in a freefall, according to figures… Read More

EPA’S NEW DIRTY AIR PLAN HATCHED BEHIND THE SCENES

Ambient or Outdoor Air Pollution Standards Set for Rollback per Industry Playbook   Washington, DC — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is quietly forwarding plans to weaken national ambient air quality standards designed to protect public health, according… Read More

Pesticide Regulation Not Part of EPA’s New ‘Scientific Transparency’

Industry Pesticide Registration Data Hidden from Public and Outside Pruitt Plan   Washington, DC — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s controversial plan for disclosing the underlying data supporting its regulatory science has a big blind spot… Read More

219,210 Americans Call on EPA to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

Groups deliver hundreds of thousands of comments to EPA Headquarters for neonicotinoid comment period   Washington, D.C. — A coalition of food safety and environmental groups delivered 219,210 public comments to EPA this month, urging the agency ban neonicotinoid pesticides… Read More

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Species From Trump’s Rollback of Clean Water Protections

WASHINGTON—Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent today to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to consider harm to endangered species when adopting a rule that delays the effective date for… Read More

Farmers, Conservationists Challenge Trump’s EPA, Monsanto Over Crop-Damaging Pesticide

EPA Unlawfully Approved Monsanto’s XtendiMax Weed-Killer, Ignoring Warnings of Rampant Drift, Destroying Crops on Millions of Acres in Devastating 2017 Farm Season With More to Come Evidence Shows Hundreds of Endangered Species at Risk and Unprotected   WASHINGTON—On… Read More

Pruitt’s Plan for Environmental Protection Agency a ‘Cynical Joke’

Washington, DC — Scott Pruitt’s proposed five-year plan for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is so bad that it is laugh-out-loud funny, according to comments filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The group is asking… Read More

Pruitt’s EPA: Public Told “No Harmful Health Effects” from Radiation Exposure

Washington, DC — In a startling public health reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now declaring that radiation exposures equivalent to as many as 5,000 chest x-rays “usually result in no harmful health effects,” according to an… Read More

Trump Won’t Drain The Swamp or Protect our Water

Washington, DC — The Trump effort to slash the scope of Clean Water Act protections is unprecedented, underhanded, and unsupported by a factual record, according to public comments filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The… Read More