Category: EPA

No Letup in Calls for Pruitt’s Ouster at EPA

One congressman who sits with Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas on a House committee is demanding that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt be ousted. Rep. Don Beyer, a Democrat from Virginia made it clear in an email recently sent to Newsweek. “Scott Pruitt is now surrounded by a historic level of scandal. This is what happens …

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Inhofe’s Legacy Grows at EPA

The U.S. Senate confirmation of lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to be number two in charge of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rang up another name linked to Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim  Inhofe. Wheeler, a lobbyist for the coal industry is also a former staffer to Inhofe. He was chief counsel for Sen. Inhofe from 1995 to …

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Scott Pruitt’s Ego Now Focus of National Stories

Some of the national media won’t let up on digging up what they can about Scott Pruitt ever since he left Oklahoma as Attorney General and became Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The latest report?  It focuses on Pruitt’s supposed ego in which he reportedly urged the EPA last year to redesign its memorabilia …

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Email Suggests Pruitt Did Sign Off on Controversial Pay Raise

An email now suggests Scott Pruitt maybe did sign off on controversial pay raises for an aide he brought with him from Oklahoma when he took over the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s what The Atlantic reported this week and the email is in direct contradiction to what Pruitt, the former Oklahoma Attorney General told Fox …

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Unwanted Headlines and News Coverage for Pruitt

How much national news coverage is Scott Pruitt getting these days over things at the EPA?  Obviously, far more than he wants and ever expected to get. Just consider how Politico’s Morning Energy Report covered things last Friday: WHAT COMES NEXT? EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt fared seemingly well Thursday, at least comparatively – appearing in no …

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His Ethics Issues Keep Piling Up, but Pruitt Has Support of the President

First there was the pricey-flights he took around the world.  Then there was the leasing of a condo owned by an energy lobbyist in Washington D-C. Now EPA Chief Scott Pruitt, the former attorney general from Oklahoma faces grilling over pay raises he got for two aides he brought from Oklahoma to help him at …

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Scott Pruitt’s Job on the Line at the White House

One Washington D-C news group maintains the White House is closer than ever to perhaps firing Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Politico says it’s learned White House chief of staff John Kelly had considered dumping the former Oklahoma Attorney General over Pruitt’s travel expenses.  But Kelly wants to be sure and …

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Pruitt Announces Rollback of Auto Emissions Standards

Scott Pruitt’s latest ethics issue over renting a Washington D-C condo from an energy lobbyist didn’t stop him this week from announcing a change in the nation’s fuel emissions standards. In doing so, he also took a swipe at the Obama administration and its EPA. “The Obama Administration’s determination was wrong,” said Pruitt about the …

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More Ethical Issues for Scott Pruitt at EPA

“I think he’s in real trouble.”  US Senator on Scott Pruitt’s latest ethical issue.   Politicians believe Scott Pruitt could be on his way out at EPA following reports last week he had lived for several months in a Washington D-C condo co-owned by the wife of a top lobbyist for energy firms. “I don’t …

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Former Obama Counselor Says It’s Time to Boot Pruitt from EPA

It’s not just environmentalists who want Scott Pruitt to step down as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Count John Podesta, former counselor to President Barack Obama and chief of staff to President Bill Clinton among those making the call. Writing in an editorial this week in the Washington Post, Podesta expressed his disgust …

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