Reading Time: 8 minutes EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt wants to change the way the agency measures the costs and benefits of rules. It may sound wonky, but critics call it “sophisticated sabotage” — aimed at gutting rules protecting public health and the environment.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A group of children and teenagers has been trying to force the US government to take action on climate change for years. Now it looks as though they will finally see their day in court.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Mick Mulvaney, the new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is on record saying he wants to get rid of the agency he runs. So he is not a fox guarding the hen house, but rather a fox who wants to burn the hen house to the ground.
Reading Time: 7 minutes For 40 years, the federal government has failed to protect the public from toxic chemicals. Last year, a bipartisan Congress passed a law to change that state of affairs. Public health advocates worry that the Trump administration is now undermining it.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The New York Times made it a front-page story: “EPA Chief Doubts Consensus View of Climate Change.” President Donald Trump’s appointed head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, stated (again) that carbon dioxide was not “a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.” He added, “We need to continue the debate and Read More
Reading Time: 6 minutes A large batch of emails from Scott Pruitt’s time as Oklahoma Attorney General reveal an alarmingly cozy relationship with oil and gas industries. Will he put their interests first as head of the EPA or those of the American people?
Reading Time: 10 minutes With draconian budget cuts, behavior causing committed staff to leave, and the passage of laws that would make it impossible for an agency to function under any administration, are Trump and Congress trying to destroy the Environmental Protection Agency?
Reading Time: 2 minutes This year, the US is getting coal in its stocking … and crude oil and natural gas produced by fracking. Lots of it.