Category: EPA

Pruitt set to go before U.S. Senate Committee again in August

An August hearing by the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will be interesting not just because EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will testify, but how his long-time mentor U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe reacts with him. Inhofe recently said he had a lot of questions about Pruitt’s ethics challenges and and even suggested that perhaps, …

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Environmental groups threaten suit against EPA over coal ash contamination in Oklahoma

The environmental activist group Earthjustice indicates it will file a lawsuit to stop EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt from transferring oversight of coal ash contamination to Oklahoma. “If anyone believes this decision will protect Oklahoma’s residents from coal ash pollution, than I have some oceanfront property in the state to sell you,” wrote Jennifer Cassel, an …

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Pruitt hit with tough ethanol questions from eastern Kansas farm growers

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with Kansas corn and ethanol leaders on Tuesday who bent his ears about what the agency’s doing to the Renewable Fuel Standard. They complained he’s only undermining the RFS, hurting rural America and helping Big Oil. Their complaints were made as Pruitt left Washington, D.C. to visit the East Kansas …

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Pruitt Deals with Protester

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently responded to a heckler at one of his speeches by saying the left doesn’t want to talk about the truth. The former Oklahoma Attorney General,  was speaking at a Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference in Washington, D.C. when a woman protester interrupted him. She held up a …

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Pruitt’s Still supported by President Trump

While the ethics issues mount up for EPA Chief Scott Pruitt, they apparently aren’t worrying his boss, President Donald Trump. For the President praised Pruitt this week for the job he’s doing. “EPA is doing really, really well,” said the President at the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Pruitt was on hand when …

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Ethics Challenges Mount Up for Pruitt at EPA

The longer Scott Pruitt stays as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the more ethics problems government investigators and members of congress are finding. It’s not just the situations that arose in Oklahoma when Pruitt was Attorney General and a state Senator from Tulsa, but this week at least two ethics challenges were reported. One …

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Media Focuses on Pruitt’s Relationship With Tulsa Coal Company Leader

The national media can’t seem to understand why EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has a close relationship with a coal executive. They focus on Pruitt taking premium tickets to a University of Kentucky basketball games from billionaire coal baron Joseph Craft. Craft runs Alliance Resource Partners, a massive coal company with headquarters in Pruitt’s hometown of …

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Anadarko and Delaware Nation to get EPA Financial Help

No dollar amount was revealed, but the Environmental Protection Agency announced this week it is offering assistance to help the Delaware Nation in Oklahoma under a Trump Administration plan to promote agriculture and rural prosperity. The assistance is through the Local Foods, Local Places initiative that helps communities reinvest in their neighborhoods and improve quality …

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Tulsa City Council Member Named to National EPA Advisory Committee

Tulsa City Councilman Ben Kimbro is one of 14 persons named to the Local government Advisory Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency. The 33-member LGAC helps EPA develop strong partnerships with local governments to provide more efficient and effective environmental protection at the community, state and federal level. “EPA’s efforts to protect public health and …

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Pruitt Wanted EPA to Open an Office in Tulsa

Even before he was sworn in as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt wanted to create an EPA office in Tulsa. He went so far as to direct staff to looking into the idea, according to U.S. House Democrats who released a letter this week. “Establishing a …

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