Category: EPA

Pruitt’s Latest World Trip——Japan

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s becoming more and more of a world traveler in his leadership capacity for the Trump administration. Not only is the former Oklahoma Attorney General planning to visit Israel Jan. 26-28 in a trip that’s been highly criticized by his detractors, now Pruitt’s heading to Japan. He’ll make the trip to Japan …

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Inhofe to Meet With EPA Chief Pruitt This Week

From Politico’s Morning Energy Report: FOR YOUR RADAR: Sen. Jim Inhofe, a long-time friend and ally of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, told ME the two would have a catch up conversation this week. ME asked Inhofe to see if he could get any more deets on Pruitt’s forthcoming trip to Israel. SPOTTED: Pruitt met with a group of …

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Congress to Explore How EPA Draws up Superfund Lists

While the EPA deals with a superfund site in Midwest City, its efforts at cleaning up the rest of the nation’s most polluted tracts will be under review Thursday in a House subcommittee hearing. The Energy and Commerce’s Environment Subcommittee, led by Illinois Republican Rep. John Shimkus is curious about how the agency came up …

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Opponents Appeal to Scott Pruitt’s Religious Beliefs

As EPA Administrator and former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt moves ahead with a proposed end to the Clean Power Plan, his opponents and detractors are taking a cue from Pruitt’s own practices. They’re resorting to religion. As E and E reporter Nina Heikkinen recently wrote, those who don’t want to see an end to …

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U.S. EPA Adds Midwest City’s Abandoned Eagle Industries Site to Superfund List

A contaminated former industrial site in Midwest City was added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s national priorities list for Superfund sites on Tuesday, according to a news report by The Oklahoman. As previously reported by OK Energy Today, the Eagle Industries site was located southeast of Oklahoma City at 10901 SE 29th in Midwest …

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Pruitt’s Planned Trip to Israel Raising Eyebrows

A trip to Israel later this month planned by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is definitely catching the attention of his Democratic critics, the same ones who have pelted him with request after request over his decisions. “Perhaps he figured out ways to help Israeli polluters,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a member of the U.S. Senate …

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Democratic Attorneys General Ask Congress Not to Cut EPA Funding

A dozen Democratic attorneys general have written congressional leaders in opposition to what they call “deep and damaging proposed cuts” to the Environmental Protection Agency’s fiscal 2018 budget. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller was one of the 12 who also wrote they were opposed to “the anti-environmental riders contained in the federal government appropriation legislation.” …

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Scientists Barred from EPA Advisory Panels Sue Pruitt Over his Ban

  EPA chief Scott Pruitt finds himself facing another lawsuit. This one has been filed by scientific advocacy groups and individuals who disagree with his ban of scientists sitting on EPA advisory committees if they have received EPA grants. In their lawsuit filed in D.C. federal court, the groups claim his ban violates federal rules …

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GOP Reps Want to Know How Pruitt Came up With Superfund Site Priority List

Even some top House Republicans have some questions for EPA Chief Scott Pruitt. They sit on the Energy and Commerce Committee and recently sent him a letter wondering how he came up with the new list of top 21 priority Superfund sites. Representatives Greg Walden, Fred Upton and John Shimkus wrote Pruitt in recent days …

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New Regional EPA Administrator Not Inclined to Blame Humans for Climate Change

Just 10 days after being nominated as the Region 6 Administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency in Dallas and Anne Idsal has made comments environmentalists might not appreciate. Maybe they expected her to tell the Dallas Morning News she’s much like EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt when it comes to blaming humans on any climate change. …

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