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EPA’s Environmental Justice Head Resigns as Program Faces Deep Cuts

Mustafa Ali, the Environmental Protection Agency’s chief environmental justice officer, announced his resignation as his office faces deep cuts and even elimination.

Pruitt’s CO2 Comments Prompt Voicemail Jam, Rebuke from Scientists

Last week EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said carbon emissions are not a primary cause of climate change (seriously). Scientists fired back in kind,…

The Clean Power Plan is Going Away, And There’s No Replacement

In what should come as no surprise, the Donald Trump administration is set to eliminate the Clean Power Plan, which aimed to shift…

Transport Companies to Scott Pruitt: Hands Off Clean Diesel

A group of transportation companies and trade associations want to give EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt a piece of their mind.

Trump Stands to Gain Financially from EPA Clean Water Rollbacks

Last week Donald Trump told the EPA to review an Obama-era water rule that protects rivers and streams. But Trump's harshest critics say…

Slashing the EPA Budget Would Endanger The Health Of Millions Of Americans

The Donald Trump administration may slash as much as 25 percent of the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget and cut its staff by 20…

EPA Withdraws Methane Disclosure Rule For Oil and Gas Drillers

The EPA will no longer ask oil and gas drilling companies to disclose information on methane emissions at their existing operations, reversing a…

Scott Pruitt Forgot Something in His First Address as EPA Head: The Environment

This week Scott Pruitt gave his first address as the new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Strikingly absent from his speech:…

Scott Pruitt is Right: We Can Be ‘Pro-Energy and Pro-Environment’

“I believe we as an agency and we as a nation can be both pro-energy and jobs and pro-environment,” new EPA Chief Scott…

Automakers Tout Sustainability, But Want to Roll Back Emissions Standards

Automobile companies are quick to tout their sustainability credentials, including more electric vehicle rollouts. But they also want the Donald Trump administration to…

U.S. House Wants to ‘Modernize’ Environmental Laws

Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will start hearings to “modernize the Endangered Species Act.” NASA and the Department of…

Inside the House Bill That Would Close Down the EPA

Last week the Internet went into a flurry over a Florida congressman's proposal to axe the Environmental Protection Agency. TriplePundit's Jan Lee takes…

The House Science Committee Wants to ‘Make the EPA Great Again’

Lamar Smith, chair of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, held a hearing on Tuesday titled “Making EPA Great Again,"…

Koch Brothers Pushing Scott Pruitt Pick for EPA

The Kochs didn’t endorse Trump for president, but there’s no doubt they would consider a guy like Pruitt heading the EPA a dream…

Trump EPA Nominee Would Trash Air And Water Safeguards

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt sued the Environmental Protection Agency more than a dozen times to block air, water and climate protections. But…