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Scott Pruitt’s Dirty Politics

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Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:59am

One afternoon last April, Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, travelled to the Harvey Mine, in Sycamore, Pennsylvania, to declare that the agency had a new direction, which he called “Back to Basics.” 

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Leaked Memo: EPA Shows Workers How To Downplay Climate Change

Published: 
Thu, 03/29/2018 - 5:29pm

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday evening sent employees a list of eight approved talking points on climate change from its Office of Public Affairs ― guidelines that promote a message of uncertainty about climate science and gloss over proposed cuts to key adaptation programs.

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EPA Chief Signals Showdown With California on Fuel Emission Standards

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Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:14am

The Trump administration’s chief environmental regulator signaled a coming showdown with California, warning the state won’t dictate the future of ambitious automobile fuel economy regulations enacted by the Obama administration.

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EPA chief's clean-water rollback shaped by secrecy, luxury travel and handpicked audiences

Published: 
Fri, 03/02/2018 (All day)

As Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt jetted around the country last year, regularly flying first or business class at hefty taxpayer expense, his stated mission was often a noble one: to hear from Americans about how Washington could most effectively and fairly enforce the Clean Water Act.

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No one seems to want to run Trump's EPA in Californi

Published: 
Sun, 02/25/2018 (All day)

Perhaps it is unsurprising that the White House still hasn't filled this job: San Francisco is not an inviting place for the Make America Great Again administration.