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Pruitt Has Been Gone For Less Than A Day And His Replacement Is Already Getting Attacked

by Tim Pearce Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acting administrator Andrew Wheeler has not finished a day as head of the agency before getting attacked for his stance on climate change and history as a coal lobbyist. Former EPA head Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday and President Donald Trump installed Wheeler as the EPA’s acting administrator for the interim. Trump announced the ...

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Pruitt Is Overhauling EPA ‘Cost-Benefit’ Analysis That Obama Used To Justify Costly Regs

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  by Tim Pearce Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is overhauling the way his department calculates the costs and benefits of new regulations, the EPA announced Thursday. The EPA issued an advance notice that it will be collecting input from the public on how to restructure the cost-benefit analysis process within the agency. Pruitt held up former-President Barack Obama’s administration ...

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Watch: Press Briefing with Sean Spicer and EPA Admin Scott Pruitt 6-2-17

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will brief the media on events and issues of the day. The secretary will be joined by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to share insights into the Paris Accord exit and other actions being undertaken by his agency. Items likely to be discussed: Trump administration request of SCOTUS to allow travel restrictions to go into ...

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Temperature Under Legal Consideration as a ‘Polutant’

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According to a report from the Washington Examiner, environmental activist group Columbia Riverkeeper is suing EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt because fish are dying due to “temperature pollution,” or something. Columbia Riverkeeper, the group suing the former Oklahoma attorney general, wants the EPA to use its Clean Water Act authority to step in and protect the salmon from the high summertime temperatures ...

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EPA Warned that Trump to Sign Executive Orders Affecting the Agency

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Trump’s campaign promises are about to hit the Environmental Protection Agency by way of executive orders undoing eight years of unelected bureaucratic B.S. Staff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have been told that President Donald Trump is preparing a handful of executive orders to reshape the agency, to be signed once a new administrator is confirmed, two sources who ...

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Trump Picks Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

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President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency in a move that confirms the incoming administration’s commitment to rolling back Obama’s expensive and destructive environmental policy. Pruitt is an outspoken critic of the EPA’s economy-crushing regulations, many that came from Obama’s “phone” and “pen” instead of from Congress. Pruitt is well-aligned with ...

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