"After moving out of the Capitol Hill condo apartment he rented for $50 a night last summer, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears to not have maintained a Washington residence for a month, instead traveling extensively for work and remaining for weeks at his Tulsa home."
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- Source: Washington Post, 04/05/2018
"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, who has been methodically weakening air pollution rules over the past year, is now taking control of key decision-making on the protection of streams and wetlands from the agency's regional administrators, an internal memo shows."Source: InsideClimate News, 04/05/2018
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the request of 25 small refineries to be exempted from the nation’s biofuels laws, an agency source said on Wednesday, marking a big increase from previous years and triggering an outcry from farm groups worried the move will hurt ethanol demand."Source: Reuters, 04/05/2018
"On Monday the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued an opinion that could have major ramifications for the hydraulic fracturing industry in the state: It states a company trespassed on a family's land by extracting natural gas from beneath their property while operating a fracking well next door."Source: EHN, 04/05/2018
"Dozens of these water-filtering species are at risk of vanishing, and that’s bad news for every living creature that relies on them."Source: Revelator, 04/05/2018
Scandals over ethics centered on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt continued to burgeon, as calls for his resignation and investigations raised doubts over his political future. The big question: would President Trump continue to back him?Source: Washington Post, 04/04/2018
"Reporters from Politico, Buzzfeed, and other outlets noted that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt barred them from his April 3 announcement about loosening automobile fuel economy standards. Pruitt is currently under fire for a slew of scandals and seemingly corrupt activities, including a sweetheart deal he got to rent a D.C. condo from the wife of an energy lobbyist."Source: Media Matters, 04/04/2018
"A key White House adviser on infrastructure policy is 'moving on' to pursue unspecified opportunities, a White House official told the Washington Examiner."Source: Washington Examiner, 04/04/2018
"Capital expenditures on U.S. municipal water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure will rise 11 percent in the next 10 years, in part to cope with poor water quality, environmental mandates and crumbling systems in some areas, according to a report on Tuesday."
"Nearly a dozen U.S. states and Washington D.C. on Tuesday promised to defend federal automobile efficiency standards against a rollback proposed this week by Scott Pruitt, the embattled head of the Environmental Protection Agency."
"The Environmental Protection Agency has exempted one of the nation’s largest oil refining companies, Andeavor, from complying with U.S. biofuels regulations - a waiver historically reserved for tiny operations in danger of going belly up, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters."
"A court ruled today that the Environmental Protection Agency violated its duty to respond to civil rights complaints in a timely way. The case involved five organizations that had waited years for the EPA to respond to complaints filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, creed, or color."Source: The Intercept, 04/04/2018
"Both minorities and whites who live in racially divided communities are exposed to higher levels of pollution than those who live in more integrated areas."Source: NY Times, 04/04/2018
"Phase-out of the toxics is working—but every kid tested still had some levels in their blood "Source: EHN, 04/04/2018
"Bowhead whales, the black filter-feeding giants of the Arctic that can live for 200 years devouring tons of tiny marine creatures, boast another remarkable quality. Their unique underwater songs make them wonderful “jazz” artists."