EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

April 20, 2017

… evacuated after soil tests showed lead and arsenic contamination levels 228 times the amount the Environmental Protection Agency considers potentially hazardous to children. It was the first superfund site EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has visited — making a trip there Wednesday — and the agency said he was the first administrator to visit this particular site. Pruitt visited “to discuss cleanup and hear directly from East Chicago residents affected by contamination in their …


Scott Pruitt Heads To Coal Mine To Pitch New EPA Agenda

April 14, 2017

SYCAMORE, Pennsylvania The head of the Environmental Protection Agency chose a Pennsylvania coal mine with a history of violating environmental laws as his venue for unveiling a new plan to refocus his agency in a way that he says will both protect offered roughly 75 miners at the Harvey Mine this hopeful message: The regulatory assault on coal is over. Pruitt, aclimate change denier and longtime ally of the fossil fuel industry, claimed that coal, oil and gas companies are both …


In executive order, Trump to dramatically change US approach to climate change

March 29, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump will sign a sweeping executive order Tuesday at the Environmental Protection Agency, which looks to curb the federal government’s enforcement of climate regulations by putting American jobs above addressing climate change. The order represents a clear difference between how Trump and former President Barack Obama view the role the United States plays in combating climate change, and dramatically alters the government’s approach to rising sea …


Obama EPA Head Savages Donald Trumps Environmental Policies

March 5, 2017

Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy warned on Saturday that the Trump administrations funding cuts to the agency and rollback of Obama-era rules pose a major threat to public health. McCarthy was responding to reports that President Donald Trumps EPA, led by Scott Pruitt, a climate change skeptic with close ties to the oil and gas industry, will next week undo automobile emissions regulations put in place by former President Barack Obama. Trump will also instruct …


Source reveals EPA programs Trump’s budget could cut

March 4, 2017

Washington (CNN)A wide slew of Environmental Protection Agency programs could be under the knife to meet President Donald Trump’s budget proposal requirements, a source told CNN Wednesday night. The source spelled out details of an Office of Management and Budget proposal that would cut the EPA’s budget by 24% and reduce its staffing by 20%. Some of the EPA’s most longstanding and best-known programs are facing potential elimination — including initiatives aimed at …