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

How Weakened Fossil Fuel Regulation Hurts Small Towns

Commentary by Stephanie Malin Originally appeared in Yes Magazine   From the start, President Donald Trump’s administration has made dismantling regulations, especially for the oil, gas, and coal industries, a top priority. And though his claims of rolling back more regulations than… 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

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

URGENT: New EPA Administrator Fires Scientists, Wants Public Input on Regulation Cuts

Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Protection Agency is currently asking for comments on which regulations to CUT. Last week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt fired scientists on a key advisory board and is likely to replace them with… Read More

500-Plus Organizations Call for Rejection of Scott Pruitt as EPA Head

Environmental, Health, Labor, Social Justice, Faith, Farming and Business Groups Join Broad National Push to Defeat Pruitt Nomination WASHINGTON – More than 500 national, state and local organizations representing a wide range of interests and identities signed a… Read More