Category: EPA

Tar Creek to Get Immediate EPA Attention in New National List

Oklahoma’s Tar Creek Superfund site is one of 21 sites on a newly-released list targeted for immediate and intense attention from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released the list in direct response to the Superfund Task Force Recommendations issued this past summer. “By elevating these sites, we are sending a message …

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Pruitt Survives First Congressional Hearing Since Taking Over at EPA

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s come away from his first meeting with members of congress since he took office.  While Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee wanted to perhaps bloody his nose, it appears Pruitt came away none the worse off as he fielded questions about his controversial handling of the agency. In the …

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Pruitt Gets Another Top Aide at EPA

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Susan Bodine to head the enforcement arm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She will be the third high-level official after Administrator Scott Pruitt. She is a former chief counsel to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and was the committee’s top attorney in January 2015. With the confirmation, …

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Pruitt Defends Tar Creek Audit Move as Scandal Hits National Media

“Pruitt should have to be held accountable for this.” Daniel Stevens The story of the decision by Scott Pruitt before he took over the EPA, then his successor in the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office, Mike Hunter, to withhold an audit critical of the multi-million dollar buyout of homes at the Tar Creek Superfund site has …

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Pruitt to Face Democrats in Capitol Hill Hearing

EPA chief Scott Pruitt returns to Capitol Hill Thursday morning for a face-to-face meeting with House Democrats who have been licking their chops for a chance to grill him about his climate change agenda. He better brace himself for no doubt there will be some heated exchanges. The former Oklahoma Attorney General will testify before …

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Environmental Group Sues EPA for Copies of Scott Pruitt’s Speeches

The environmental group, The Environmental Integrity Project has filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency in a fight over the release of copies of speeches given by Administrator Scott Pruitt. The organization accuses the EPA of “breach of contract” for not supplying copies of the speeches by Oct. 24 under a Freedom of Information Act …

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EPA Says Kansas Meets New Ozone Standards

The EPA’s notified the state of Kansas that the state’s 105 counties meet the most recent ozone standards. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental and Protection Agency notified Governor Sam Brownback in a letter. “This is good news for the citizens of Kansas,” wrote Pruitt. “I encourage you to continue your efforts to maintain air …

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Pruitt Disappointed Over Keystone Oil Leak

From the Keystone XL pipeline to the Paris Climate Agreement, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt offered his thoughts during a Wednesday interview on Fox Radio. He was disappointed over this week’s 200,000 gallon oil leak from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota but also at the same time was excited over Nebraska’s approval of the Keystone …

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Comedienne Goes Obscene in Letter-Writing Campaign Against Pruitt

Comedienne Samantha Bee might have reached a new low in the attack of environmentalists against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Angry over Pruitt’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan, she has started a campaign of letters filled with obscenities concluding with the sentence: “Samantha Bee is not a dumb whore.” On the TBS show “Full …

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EPA Caught Violating Environmental Laws in DC

A report issued this week details how the Environmental Protection Agency paid $1.5 million for subsidized and unoccupied parking spaces in violation of executive orders in Washington D.C. As the government watchdog Judicial Watch pointed out, the waste happened over a two-year period at the EPA headquarters and a regional office in Atlanta, Georgia. The …

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