Pruitt spent whopping $3.5 million on personal security in first year as EPA chief

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent $3.5 million in taxpayer dollars on personal security in just his first year in the position, CBS News revealed Friday. This is far more than his two predecessors from the Obama administration, who CBS News says…

Flint congressman’s staff reportedly barred from EPA event on water contamination

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is having a rough week. On Tuesday, it was revealed that reporters from the Associated Press, CNN, and E&E News were barred from entering an EPA summit on toxic chemicals. When an AP reporter tried to enter the summit, she…

New head of EPA’s California regional office questions role of humans in climate change

President Trump’s choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) region that oversees California and other western U.S. states is not convinced that science conclusively shows humans are the primary cause of global climate change. Mike Stoker, a former lobbyist for big agriculture, should feel…

EPA bans CNN, AP from covering summit on chemicals, ‘forcibly’ removes reporter

On Tuesday morning, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt greeted a crowed of nearly 200 at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The attendees were there for a national summit on polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances — also known as PFAS, a class of chemicals linked…

Pruitt’s Misuse of Religion to Sell Out Our Air and Water

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is facing at least 16 federal investigations based on his established pattern of harmful actions against the environment and the manipulation of his position of power for personal gains. Throughout the first year of his appointment as the…

1,000 ‘domestic terrorists’ are being investigated by the FBI

The director of the FBI told a congressional committee that his agency is currently pursuing 1,000 investigations into “domestic terrorists” — including far-right extremists and anti-abortion activists. Christopher Wray told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday that, in addition to those domestic terrorism investigations, the…

Watch Scott Pruitt accidentally admit to violating federal law

During a Senate Appropriate Committee hearing on Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt accidentally admitted to violating federal ethics guidelines by having an EPA subordinate help him house-hunt during her “personal time” without compensation. Pruitt copped to the violation under questioning from Sen….

White House pretends it never expected its much-touted North Korea summit to happen

In a statement released by a state-run North Korean news agency, North Korea’s First Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kim Kye Gwan, threatened to pull out of a summit with President Trump scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. North Korea’s threat to cancel the summit…

Haspel doubles down, claims destroyed interrogation tapes only contained footage of one prisoner

Acting CIA Director Gina Haspel, President Trump’s pick to lead the agency, has doubled down on a claim she made during her confirmation hearing last week, in which she stated that a series of interrogation tapes destroyed by CIA officials in 2005 only contained footage…

Scott Pruitt asked for and received 24/7 security on day one at EPA

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt asked for, and received, a 24-hour security detail, seven days a week, starting his very first day in the job last February, the Washington Post revealed Monday. The agency has claimed that the increased personal security was necessary…