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…

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….

North Carolina tells environmental group it’s illegal to sell solar power to Black church

A partnership between a predominately Black church and an environmental group in North Carolina aiming to provide solar power lost its appeal to the state’s highest court after an ongoing battle. The case speaks to the setbacks environmental advocates and proponents of renewable energy have faced…

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…

The EPA’s new Office of Continuous Improvement ignores some important details

On Monday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the creation of a new “Office of Continuous Improvement,” meant to boost productivity inside the agency and cut operational waste. The office will expand the agency’s “lean management system,” which encourages employees to focus staff…

More than 100 organizations call on oil and gas industries, banks to opt out of Arctic drilling

Environmental advocates and organizations are calling on major industries to move against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The groups behind the push to keep oil and gas extraction out of the wildlife refuge include indigenous representatives, national environmental activists, and institutional investors representing…