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EPA Doubles Down on Its Attempt to Censor Science

EPA Doubles Down on Its Attempt to Censor Science

By Vijay Limaye The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2018 censoring science proposal aimed to undercut the agency’s application of landmark public health science by severely restricting its use in decision making. The proposal was a dangerous disaster that lacked any sound legal basis and threatened to impose draconian and hugely costly restrictions on the types […]

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    EPA Air Quality Chief Resigns Over Ethics Investigation

    EPA Air Quality Chief Resigns Over Ethics Investigation

    So little time, so much damage done. That’s the legacy left by Bill Wehrum who spent only one and a half years as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA‘s) top air quality official before announcing that he will step down this weekend under the cloud of a federal ethics investigation over possible conflicts of interest. […]

    The Top-Down Contamination of the EPA

    The Top-Down Contamination of the EPA

    By Jeff Turrentine When former administrator Scott Pruitt stepped down and Andrew Wheeler took over, few who care about clean air, clean water and climate change actually thought things were going to get dramatically better at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler, after all, came to the job after working as a coal lobbyist […]

    Oil Execs Brag About Having ‘Direct Access’ to Trump’s Pick for Interior Secretary

    Oil Execs Brag About Having ‘Direct Access’ to Trump’s Pick for Interior Secretary

    Oil executives gathered for a conference laughed about their “unprecedented” access to Trump administration officials, according to a recording obtained by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. In the recording, taken at a June 2017 meeting of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) at a Ritz-Carlton in Southern California, members expressed excitement about […]

    Former Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler Confirmed to Head the EPA

    Former Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler Confirmed to Head the EPA

    The Senate voted to confirm former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as official head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Thursday. Wheeler has run the agency since July, when he replaced former administrator Scott Pruitt following a resignation prompted by numerous scandals. As acting administrator, Wheeler has confirmed the fears of environmentalists that he would […]

    Wheeler’s EPA Keeps Brain-Damaging Chlorpyrifos in Food

    Wheeler’s EPA Keeps Brain-Damaging Chlorpyrifos in Food

    Health and labor organizations will have to argue again in court that chlorpyrifos, a brain-damaging pesticide, must be banned from all food uses, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. The decision comes four months after Andrew Wheeler’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked the court to rehear the case either by the three-judge […]

    Fox & Friends Let Pruitt Set Own Interview Agenda

    Fox & Friends Let Pruitt Set Own Interview Agenda

    Disgraced former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has managed to add to his scandal count even after his resignation. Emails obtained by the Sierra Club through a Freedom of Information Act request and reviewed by The Daily Beast show that during his time in office, Pruitt’s staff were sent interview questions ahead […]