Environmental Politics

"California Sues for Answers About Pruitt's EPA Stewardship"

"California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to compel it to say what steps were taken to ensure its rule making and procedures remain impartial even as it’s led by a man who opposed the EPA in at least a half dozen lawsuits while serving as Oklahoma’s attorney general."

Source: Bloomberg, 08/15/2017

Wildfires Destroy Prairies; Montana’s Cowboys Weigh Federal Help

"SAND SPRINGS, Mont. — In this part of Montana’s rugged eastern prairie, Erwin Weder and the other ranchers and cowboys are not used to feeling kicked around. But as Weder drives his pickup truck onto a bluff to gaze out over “Big Sky Country,” he feels a bit defeated."

Source: Washington Post, 08/14/2017

"Scott Pruitt Is Carrying Out His EPA Agenda in Secret, Critics Say"

"When career employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are summoned to a meeting with the agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt, at agency headquarters, they no longer can count on easy access to the floor where his office is, according to interviews with employees of the federal agency."

Source: NY Times, 08/14/2017

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