Stories tagged: EPA
UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 1:19 p.m.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt demanded and received unprecedented, around-the-clock armed security protection on his very first day at the agency.
Tue., May 8, 2018
WASHINGTON – My fellow Americans, I understand that some of you are questioning why I, Scott Pruitt, head of what’s-its-name, that environmental office that I sued 13 times, spent $100,000 …
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 6:53 p.m.
The two top officials in charge of security and toxic-waste cleanups at the Environmental Protection Agency have abruptly left their jobs, days after EPA administrator Scott Pruitt told lawmakers that …
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:02 p.m.
California and 16 other states – including Washington – sued the Trump administration on Tuesday over its plans to scrap standards on vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, which help set gas …
Sun., April 29, 2018
President Donald Trump should follow the suggestion of many – including some within his own party, and reportedly even his chief of staff – and replace Environmental Protection Agency Administrator …
UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, yet another Trump administration official with his job on the line over ethical concerns, took heat from lawmakers over his profligate spending and lobbyist …
UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 3:22 p.m.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule Tuesday that seeks to restrict the types of scientific studies that regulators can use to determine the impact of pesticide …
Mon., April 23, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Internal documents from the Environmental Protection Agency say a sweep for hidden listening devices requested by Administrator Scott Pruitt for his office was conducted with shoddy methods and didn’t meet …
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
A California man was sentenced to more than four years in prison Friday after he previously pleaded guilty to defrauding millions of dollars from the government through the sale of …
UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
An internal government watchdog says the Environmental Protection Agency violated federal spending laws when purchasing a $43,000 soundproof privacy booth for Administrator Scott Pruitt to make private phone calls in …
Fri., April 13, 2018, 5:10 p.m.
The Republican-led House oversight committee is demanding interviews with five close aides to embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, including his security chief.
Tue., April 10, 2018, 1:27 p.m.
Federal environmental regulators have reached a long-awaited agreement with the owners of a polluted toxic waste site in Texas that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, releasing dangerous chemicals into a …
UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 11:07 a.m.
Scott Pruitt is facing new and expanded ethics investigations for his handling of taxpayer dollars and possible perks he’s gotten as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s concern with personal safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away …
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 8:31 p.m.
White House officials sounded increasingly doubtful Thursday about the future of embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, even as President Donald Trump appeared to throw him a public lifeline.
Tue., April 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
President Donald Trump is offering strong support for Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency who is at the center of swirling ethics questions, the White House said …
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
An agency ethics official at the Environmental Protection Agency says Administrator Scott Pruitt’s lease of a Capitol Hill condo tied to a prominent fossil-fuels lobbyist didn’t violate federal ethics rules.
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency paid just $50 a night to stay in a Capitol Hill condominium linked to a prominent Washington lobbyist whose firm represents fossil fuel …
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
The U.S. government has asked a judge to approve an agreement with Beaverhead County to upgrade a small Montana community’s drinking water system after years of finding excessive contamination and …
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 6:07 p.m.
The Trump administration is expected to announce that it will roll back automobile gas mileage and pollution standards that were a pillar in the Obama administration’s plans to combat climate …
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 6:45 p.m.
Northport residents renew calls for air monitoring after state modeling says a Canadian smelter is polluting their town
Northport residents want air quality monitors installed after state modeling suggested a Canadian smelter could be blanketing their town with heavy metals.
Fri., March 2, 2018, 2:47 p.m.
President Donald Trump on Friday picked a chemical industry insider to run the Environmental Protection Agency office that oversees emergency response to hazardous spills and cleanups of the nation’s most …
Thu., March 1, 2018, 9:48 a.m.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, facing ongoing criticism about his taxpayer-funded, first-class travels, says he plans to spend more time in coach.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:59 p.m.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has canceled a nearly weeklong trip to Israel, agency officials confirmed Sunday.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a $1.2 million settlement with Amazon over the sale of illegal pesticides. It’s one of the largest penalties assessed under federal pesticides …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
The Trump administration is targeting federal funding for studying and tracking climate change while boosting the continued burning of planet-warming fossil fuels.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 11:01 a.m.
Scott Pruitt once said Trump ‘would be more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama – and that’s saying a lot’
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a 2016 interview that “Donald Trump in the White House would be more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama,” according to …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 11:53 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement that could conclude the cleanup of mining waste in Butte and remove the area from the Superfund list.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 10:11 a.m.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Cathy Stepp wore a fake nose and sunglasses to try to help her daughter pass a 2011 Wisconsin driving test after she failed her initial …