U.S. Border Patrol supervisor confesses to executing four women

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) supervisor was arrested Saturday after he confessed to driving four women to desolate highway areas in and around Laredo, Texas where he was stationed and executing them with a handgun, according to Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz. According to Buzzfeed,…

Pruitt in talks with coal company for his next job

It’s been almost 10 weeks since the Environmental Protection Agency’s scandal-ridden former administrator Scott Pruitt left his job. At the time there was no word of what his next move would be, and he has remained relatively under the radar, until now. As the New…

Proposed Trump methane rule rollback would be a huge blow to human health and the environment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is eyeing a rollback of Obama-era methane regulations aimed at forcing fossil fuel companies to monitor and repair dangerous leaks. That EPA decision is likely to have long-term implications for both human health and the environment, with outsized ramifications for…

Fed up with new direction under Trump, EPA staffers exit the agency

A mass exodus of workers is depleting the ranks of the Environmental Protection Agency, shrinking the federal office tasked with safeguarding America’s natural resources to its smallest size in decades, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. Since President Trump has taken office, 1,600 EPA employees have…

EPA internal watchdog will audit the agency’s Scientific Integrity Policy

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) internal watchdog announced Friday that it will review the agency’s Scientific Integrity Policy, which is meant to “ensure scientific integrity … and promote scientific and ethical standards.” The EPA’s Office of Inspector General  (OIG) issued a notice stating that it…

Environmental law experts find major legal flaws in Trump’s replacement for Clean Power Plan

Opponents of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants are already gearing up for a legal fight against the Trump administration. Clean air law experts believe the EPA’s new plan, dubbed the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, is…

Andrew Wheeler goes on Sinclair to spread questionable data on auto efficiency rollback plan

Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, in one of his first television interviews, championed the Trump administration’s widely criticized efforts to roll back Obama-era auto fuel efficiency and emissions standards. In an interview with the conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group, Wheeler said the EPA…

New EPA chief is already facing calls for an ethics investigation

After less than a month on the job, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acting administrator Andrew Wheeler is already facing a call for an ethics investigation into allegations that he met with former lobbying clients when he was serving as deputy administrator. Wheeler, a long-time coal…

EPA tells federal regulators to ignore its offer of climate assistance on pipeline reviews

An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) political appointee walked back comments made by one of her colleagues — a senior career agency employee — on how the EPA could help federal energy regulators analyze the climate impact of proposed natural gas pipelines. The political appointee, EPA…