Scott Pruitt requested and received 24/7 security starting on his first day at EPA

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Scott Pruitt began receiving round-the-clock security from the moment he stepped foot inside the Environmental Protection Agency in February 2017, the agency’s inspector general revealed Monday. “EPA’s Protective Service Detail began providing 24/7 coverage of the Administrator the first day he arrived,” Inspector General Arthur Elkins More...

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By admin On Friday, May 11th, 2018
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Trump, top car executives meet amid struggle over climate rules for automobiles

Executives from top car companies arrived at the White House on Friday amid a looming legal conflict between the Trump administration and primarily Democratic-led states over climate rules for automobiles. “We’ve More...

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By admin On Thursday, May 10th, 2018
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EPA signals it will ban toxic chemical found in paint strippers

The Environmental Protection Agency signaled on Thursday it will follow through on an Obama-era proposal to ban paint strippers containing a toxic chemical – leaving lawmakers, environmental groups and More...

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By admin On Thursday, May 10th, 2018
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Pentagon revised Obama-era report to remove risks from climate change

Internal changes to a draft Defense Department report de-emphasized the threats climate change poses to military bases and installations, muting or removing references to climate-driven changes in the Arctic More...

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By admin On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Emails show EPA turned to climate skeptics to craft ‘red team-blue team’ exercise

Emails and other documents from the Environmental Protection Agency shed new light on internal deliberations behind one of the most colorful proposals to come out of the agency during Administrator More...

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By admin On Monday, May 7th, 2018
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Top Federalist Society official initially paid for Scott Pruitt’s costly dinner in Rome, EPA officials confirm

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt dined at one of Rome’s finest restaurants at the expense of a top official at the conservative Federalist Society, agency officials confirmed More...

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By admin On Monday, May 7th, 2018
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Here’s the EPA memo that justified Scott Pruitt’s first-class travel

  The memo is just 87 words. But in that single paragraph, dated May 1, 2017, the head of Scott Pruitt’s personal security detail made the argument that would underpin dozens of taxpayer-funded, first-class More...

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By admin On Friday, May 4th, 2018
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It has been more than a year since EPA took down its climate website for ‘updating’

The news came on a Friday evening in late April last year: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had removed an informational website about climate change, taking down a page that had been up, in some More...

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By admin On Friday, May 4th, 2018
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Trump administration moves to weaken protections for this unique American bird

Western greater sage grouse are famous for fierce battles between males in an annual rite to mate with hens. It’s a theatrical show of machismo, chest thumping and razor-sharp clawing over a wide landscape More...

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By admin On Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
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Earth’s atmosphere just crossed another troubling climate change threshold

For the first time since humans have been monitoring, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide have exceeded 410 parts per million averaged across an entire month, a threshold that pushes the planet More...