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Probe faults premium travel by former EPA head, bodyguards

The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog urged the agency on Thursday to look into recovering $124,000 in premium travel charges by former EPA head Scott Pruitt and his bodyguards. The …


Erik Wemple: Farewell to the amazing Scott Pruitt stories

In the annals of screwball commentary about media conspiracies, the Washington Examiner’s chief congressional correspondent Susan Ferrechio distinguished herself. She was speaking with host Howard Kurtz on the Fox News …


Christine Todd Whitman: Pruitt’s replacement could be even worse

The familiar litany of now-former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s abuse of office is long, bizarre and shameful. But much more damaging were Pruitt’s policies. President Donald Trump’s tweeted praise for …


Worry and relief at EPA after scandal-plagued chief’s exit

Taking over from an ambitious predecessor known for seeking out the rich, powerful and conservative, the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly named acting chief has promised to reach out to anxious …


EPA’s Scott Pruitt leaves his mark on businesses, but will it last?

As head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt tried to roll back rules affecting many industries, but whether he made lasting changes in the government’s regulation of business or …


Emails: Pruitt told staffer to handle another personal chore

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt had an agency staffer reach out to Chick-fil-A on government email about a “potential business opportunity,” emails show. The opportunity, according to one former …


Idaho to take over regulating water pollution from EPA

Idaho will take over regulating pollution discharge into the state’s lakes and rivers from the federal government under an agreement signed Tuesday by the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018

Emails show collaboration among EPA, climate-change deniers

Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials collaborating with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, …


EPA inspector general investigating Pruitt email accounts

The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general is opening an investigation into Administrator Scott Pruitt’s use of multiple email accounts.


Ann McFeatters: A letter from Scott Pruitt

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

EPA security chief, Superfund head leave amid ethics probes

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 …


Robert Redford: The biggest Scott Pruitt scandal is the one right in front of us

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 …


EPA launches internal probe of Pruitt’s condo deal

The Environmental Protection Agency is opening internal investigations into Scott Pruitt’s $50-a-night condo deal with a lobbyist and other recent allegations, adding to about a dozen federal probes involving the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018

At hearings, EPA chief Pruitt seeks to divert blame for ethics woes

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 …


GOP-led House committee demands interviews with Pruitt aides

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.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018

Sources: EPA chief spent millions on security and travel

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: Fri., March 30, 2018

EPA chief paid $50 a night for D.C. condo linked to lobbyist

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: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018

Under fire for travel expenses, EPA’s Pruitt cancels trip to Israel

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has canceled a nearly weeklong trip to Israel, agency officials confirmed Sunday.


Baltimore Sun: Climate hot enough for you? Not for Scott Pruitt

The following editorial appeared in the Baltimore Sun: One might be tempted to assume that having Scott Pruitt – a devout climate change denier who, as head of the U.S. …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017

Westport man pleads guilty in Spokane to $65 million biofuels scheme

A Westport man, who until recently worked an alternative fuels company that operated in both Moses Lake and Pasco, was sentenced Wednesday to 6 1/2 years in prison after investigators …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017

Pruitt guts EPA science panels, will appoint new members

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he will replace the panels that advise him on science and public health issues with new members holding more diverse views.


Senators press Pruitt for concessions on biofuels mandate

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is looking to make peace on biofuels standards with a group of senators from corn-growing states who could upend President Donald Trump’s nominees …


EPA watchdog expands probe of Pruitt’s travel

The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general is expanding an inquiry into Administrator Scott Pruitt’s frequent taxpayer-funded travel, the watchdog office said Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017

Interior, EPA chiefs: No plans to pay back charter flights

Two of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet members say they do not plan to reimburse the government for charter flights costing tens of thousands of dollars.


Evidence of spills during floods at toxic site

The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston’s dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017

Toxic waste sites flooded in Houston area

Long a center of the nation’s petrochemical industry, the Houston metro area has more than a dozen Superfund sites, designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as being among America’s most …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017

EPA to rewrite limits for coal power plant wastewater

The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

EPA chief backtracks on delaying rules reducing emissions

One day after getting sued by 15 states, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has reversed his decision to delay implementation of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants.


UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017

EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban

The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies …


EPA head defends White House’s plan for massive cuts to his agency

President Donald Trump once vowed to get rid of the Environmental Protection Agency “in almost every form,” leaving behind only “tidbits.” On Thursday, the man he appointed to lead the …