Fired Scott Pruitt: God Chose Donald Trump To Be President

Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt is resigning because the public is being mean to him. That’s the message of his official resignation letter, accepted by President Donald Trump on Thursday and obtained by Fox News reporter John Roberts shortly after the resignation was announced….

Scott Pruitt’s successor may be more dangerous, critics say

With scandal-plagued former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt finally out, Trump supporters and industry officials are eager to portray his replacement as a vast improvement — despite the fact that he is expected to pick up right where Pruitt left off on key…

Scott Pruitt hands a loophole to ‘super polluting’ trucks on his way out the door

In one of his final acts at the Environmental Protection Agency, outgoing EPA administrator Scott Pruitt quietly gifted a pollution loophole to diesel freight truck manufacturers who had lobbied the administration to allow them to continue making trucks relying on old engines with fewer environmental safeguards. Pruitt…

Scott Pruitt’s replacement expected to carry on Trump’s anti-regulatory agenda at EPA

With a top coal lobbyist stepping in to serve as acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), few people are expecting Scott Pruitt’s resignation to slow down the Trump administration’s efforts to deal a knock-out blow to the agency’s ability to protect the environment….

BREAKING: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday afternoon as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after months of mounting controversies. President Trump tweeted that he had accepted Pruitt’s resignation but added that “within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful…

Lawmakers request investigation into Scott Pruitt’s alleged use of secret schedules

Two House Democrats asked the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Inspector General’s Office on Thursday to immediately launch an investigation into whether agency chief Scott Pruitt violated the Federal Records Act. The lawmakers — Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) — pointed to recent reports…

Amid mounting scandals, a close Pruitt ally controls EPA chief’s public records

Scott Pruitt, the embattled administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), hired the former treasurer of his political action committee to oversee an office that decides which of his records to release to the public. Pruitt hired Elizabeth Beacham White in September to head the…

Michigan okays ‘polluter panels’ in blow to environmental efforts across the state

Environmental activists are slamming two controversial bills signed into law Friday by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R), arguing that they will give polluting companies the ability to undermine state environmental guidelines. The two bills signed by Snyder will allow for oversight of the Michigan Department of…

Environmental group fights back after Republicans accuse it of serving ‘foreign interest’

A prominent environmental group informed Republican lawmakers that it has not acted at the direction of any foreign entity in its effort to protect an endangered species on the island of Okinawa in Japan. The group, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), then turned the…

Trump administration plan to mine near popular Minnesota wilderness area sparks multiple lawsuits

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in an effort to stop plans to allow mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota. The lawsuit was filed in a federal district court on June 25 in Washington, D.C….