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  • EPA Officials Raised Concerns about Formaldehyde… in Scott Pruitt’s Desk

    07/20/2018 11:25:28 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    American Oversight ^ | July 19, 2018 | American Oversight Staff
    We can add “EPA chemical safety science” to the list of taxpayer funded benefits that former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt kept for himself. New emails uncovered by American Oversight show EPA employees were concerned about the level of formaldehyde in an ornate desk that Pruitt had sought to purchase for his office. The emails emerged even as EPA officials have continued to block the release of a scientific report on the dangers of formaldehyde exposure. In early 2017, newly-appointed Administrator Pruitt selected an ornate desk from Amazon and instructed staff to order it. One of the EPA staffers noticed that...
  • US eases Obama-era coal ash pollution rules for utilities

    07/18/2018 10:53:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 18, 2018 9:45 PM EDT | Matthew Brown
    The Trump administration on Wednesday eased rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants after utilities pushed back against regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the changes would save utilities roughly $30 million annually. The move represents the latest action by Trump’s EPA to boost the struggling coal industry by rolling back environmental and public health protections enacted under his predecessor. It pushes back the deadline to close problematic ash dumps and gives state regulators flexibility in how they deal with the massive waste piles...
  • Decision to haul Gold King Mine sludge raises questions ( Colorado )

    07/10/2018 4:50:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | July 10, 2018 | Jonathan Romeo
    Critics fear move will impact upper Animas River aquatic life. Could the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to haul waste from the Gold King Mine to the banks of the upper Animas River put undue stress on a fishery already struggling to survive? ... Three months after the EPA triggered the Gold King Mine blowout in August 2015, the agency built a temporary water-treatment plant, in an area known as Gladstone, 10 miles north of Silverton within the Cement Creek watershed. But for the past year, the EPA has said room is running out at Gladstone to store the waste byproduct...
  • Truck hauling Gold King Mine sludge crashes into Cement Creek ( EPA out of control in Colorado )

    07/10/2018 4:40:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    EPA just started hauling waste from treatment plant to new storage site. A truck hauling sludge from the Environmental Protection Agency’s water-treatment plant for the Gold King Mine went off the road Monday and crashed into Cement Creek. ... The EPA just started on June 15 hauling sludge from the water treatment plant, about 10 miles north of Silverton in an area known as Gladstone, to a historic mine waste pile, called the Kittimac, along County Road 2. The trip is 10 to 15 miles one way, but involves windy, mountainous dirt roads. Three months after the EPA triggered the...
  • Ex-aide says he’ll take credit for Pruitt’s downfall

    07/09/2018 11:11:08 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    MSN News ^ | July, 9, 2018 | Miranda Green
    Kevin Chmielewski, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) whistleblower who played a central role in Scott Pruitt's downfall at the agency, said he feels vindicated by the administrator's departure. "I hate to take a credit for a man losing his job, but I guess I'd have to say that I take the credit," Chmielewski told The Hill on Friday, the day Pruitt left the EPA. Chmielewski, who served as deputy chief of staff for operations at the agency during most of Pruitt's tenure, leaked documents and provided information that prompted investigations into several high-profile scandals, from the retroactive altering of the...
  • Delingpole: Pruitt Is Gone, but Trump Is Still Winning the Energy Wars

    07/07/2018 11:32:45 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | James Delingpole
    They may gloat all they like, those “progressives.” But this is, at best, a Pyrrhic victory for them. Pruitt is gone. His replacement, Andrew Wheeler, though, is their worst nightmare. He’s an ex-coal-industry lobbyist. He led the team – with Steve Milloy – that killed Cap and Trade in 2009/10. He gets – far more than Scott Pruitt ever did – that environmentalism has nothing to do with saving the planet and everything to do with killing capitalism. Pruitt may be gone. But the same president remains in the White House. And his agenda remains unchanged. The United States is...
  • Woman Who Asked Pruitt to Resign in Restaurant Hopes Confrontation Now 'Empowers Everyone'

    07/07/2018 6:53:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/07/2018 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- The D.C. mom who confronted now-former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday and asked him to resign said she was "jumping up and down" at today's news that he had stepped down. "I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this. The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will on Monday assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA," President Trump tweeted this afternoon. "I have no doubt that Andy...
  • Why the Left will hate Andrew Wheeler at EPA even more than Scott Pruitt

    07/06/2018 3:42:47 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/05/2018 | Erin Dunne
    Scott Pruitt was the perfect villain: On top of pursuing Presdient Trump’s deregulatory plan for the Environmental Protection Agency, including pulling out from the Paris climate accords, he had a laundry list of ethical and possibly legal violations that put him at the heart of a at least 13 federal investigations. He was easy to criticize, didn’t seem to know his way around Washington, and constantly found himself in the spotlight for undeniably questionable activity. Moreover, his haste and lack of regulatory know-how led to six of his initiatives being struck down by the courts. Now Pruitt is out and...
  • Schwarzenegger: Pruitt resignation is ‘fantastic’

    07/06/2018 12:57:07 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/05/2018 | CARLA MARINUCCI
    “It’s about time,” he tweeted of Pruitt’s departure. “He will go down in the history books as the worst EPA administrator we’ve ever had.” “This is a fantastic day that he’s gone, but of course it doesn’t mean that the problem is gone,’’ said Schwarzenegger, who months ago called for Pruitt’s resignation from the Environmental Protection Agency. In an interview with POLITICO Thursday, Schwarzenegger warned that Andrew Wheeler, who will replace Pruitt as acting director, is “the wrong guy” to protect Americans’ health and environment. “If you want to really do a good job with the environment, you don’t have...
  • CNN’s Karem Frantic Over Trump EPA: “Fearful, Frightening, Very Frightening”

    07/06/2018 4:20:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Xanax for patient Karem—stat! Make it a double. . . Brian Karem, then a Playboy reporter, made his liberal-media bones by haranguing Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the White House press room last year. CNN rewarded Karem for his outburst my naming him an “analyst.” This morning, Karem put on the kind of performance that CNN is paying him for, waxing apocalyptic about the future of the environment and the EPA under Scott Pruitt and his successor, Andrew Wheeler. Excerpts from Karem’s wery, wery scared statement: “[Pruitt] destroyed the EPA . . . People I’ve known in the EPA for 20...
  • Scott Pruitt EPA replacement Andrew Wheeler won't be any better for environment, green groups say

    07/05/2018 9:38:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    NBCNews ^ | July 5, 2018 | James Rainey and Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Green groups cheered the resignation Thursday of Scott Pruitt, saying the Environmental Protection Agency administrator’s multiple ethical lapses and pro-polluter tilt made him unsuitable for the nation’s highest environmental post. But the activists doubted that the departure, announced by President Trump via Twitter, would change the administration's policies. The EPA will now be led by an interim chief, Andrew Wheeler, who was a coal industry lobbyist before he was confirmed as Pruitt's deputy in April. Pruitt’s tenure was marked by more than a dozen investigations into alleged conflicts of interest and controversial spending of taxpayer funds — ranging from his...
  • EPA Scandals Under the Obama Administration

    07/05/2018 4:15:36 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    grabien.com ^ | 7/5/2018 | Tom (Staff)
    List of 43 scandals with links to news articles at the link. Below I'll past an excerpt of the table but the links here won't be active. The EPA illegally used social media to push for new EPA regulations 06/28/2017 Judicial Watch A subpoena was issued after McCarthy deleted nearly 6,000 text messages 03/26/2015 The Washington Times Articles of impeachment were introduced against McCarthy after she was caught repeatedly lying to Congress 09/09/2015 Rep. Paul Gosar The EPA inspector general said McCarthy was lying when she said Michigan deserved blame for the Flint crisis 10/20/2016 The Washington Post After the...
  • Left Gets Scalp: Scott Pruitt Out at EPA Due to “Relentless Attacks”

    07/05/2018 4:07:26 PM PDT · by davikkm · 30 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    The 4th of July came and went, with the usual drama from the unhinged left, i.e. a white 16 year old scrawny teenager was assaulted in a burger-joint by a burly black dude just for wearing a MAGA hat; the attacker was later identified as 30-year old Kino Jimenez and promptly fired by his employer; also yesterday, a black immigrant woman from Congo scaled the Statue of Liberty, protesting the Time Magazine Baby or who the Hell knows what, and ruined the 4th of July holiday for 4500 tourists visiting the Statue of Liberty. Both were very strange and inappropriate...
  • FOX NEWS: Scott Pruitt resigns as EPA chief, Trump announces

    07/05/2018 1:05:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/05/2018
    Scott Pruitt has resigned as head of the Environmental Protection Agency after a string of controversies involving his leadership, President Trump announced Thursday on Twitter. "Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this," tweeted Trump, who added that EPA Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler would take over as acting administrator effective Monday. ...on Monday assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA. I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA...
  • Scott Pruitt resigns as EPA administrator, Trump says

    07/05/2018 12:45:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 5, 2018 | Tom DiChristopher
    cott Pruitt's polarizing tenure as head of the Environmental Protection Agency has come to an end. President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that he has accepted Pruitt's resignation. The departure follows months of scrutiny that gathered momentum following reports that Pruitt had rented a Capitol Hill condominium linked to an energy lobbyist on favorable terms. The revelation exacerbated concerns about the high cost of Pruitt's travel and security detail and triggered a flood of allegations that Pruitt fostered a culture of workplace retaliation, wasteful spending and self-dealing at EPA.
  • Scott Pruitt the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is out

    07/05/2018 12:46:22 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 128 replies
    I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this. The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will......on Monday assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA. I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright!
  • Scott Pruitt Targeted At D.C. Restaurant By Angry Woman With Toddler

    07/03/2018 8:11:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2018 | Karen Townsend
    It looks like Washington D.C. residents are taking Rep. Maxine Water’s advice and confronting members of the Trump administration as they go about their lives in public places. The latest incident occurred Monday in a D.C. restaurant and the target was the EPA’s Scott Pruitt. Bonus points for having a 2-year-old toddler in tow as she confronted him.Kristin Mink, a teacher, was having lunch with her toddler when she noticed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt three tables over. Taking a page out of the social justice warrior’s playbook, she “had to say something”, so she did. To...
  • Woman confronts Pruitt at restaurant, tells him to resign

    07/02/2018 3:25:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 164 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/02/18 | Justin Wise
    A woman publicly confronted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt while he was eating lunch on Monday and urged him to resign, according to video posted on Facebook. "EPA head Scott Pruitt was 3 tables away as I ate lunch with my child. I had to say something," Kristin Mink posted on Facebook with an accompanying video of her encounter with Pruitt.Minka, who is a schoolteacher according to her Facebook profile, lists off multiple scandals Pruitt has been ensnared in since becoming EPA chief, including the rental of a Capitol Hill condo owned by the wife of an influential...
  • U.S. judge orders EPA to limit pollution into New York, Connecticut

    06/14/2018 2:30:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/13/18 | Jonathan Stempel
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take steps to curb ozone pollution that blows into New York and Connecticut from five other states. The decision by U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan is a victory for New York’s and Connecticut’s attorneys general, Barbara Underwood and George Jepsen. Their offices sued EPA administrator Scott Pruitt in January, accusing him of ignoring his responsibilities under the federal Clean Air Act to reduce pollution.
  • Nearly A Dozen More States Win An Injunction Against Obama’s WOTUS Rule

    06/11/2018 2:11:33 PM PDT · by blueyon · 21 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 6/11/18 | Tim Pearce
    A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction to 11 more states against former President Barack Obama’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule Friday, Politico reported. A federal judge in North Dakota exempted 13 other states from the rule in 2015 after the rule was finalized. Friday’s wave of injunctions, issued by U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of Georgia’s Southern District, symbolizes the growing opposition to the rule. “The WOTUS rules are a blatant power grab by the EPA,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, said in a June 2017 statement. “The federal government exceeded its statutory authority...