Scott Pruitt

EPA's Pruitt: OK, Let's Have a Debate on Climate Change

Liberals and environmentalists were opposed to Scott Pruitt's nomination as EPA administrator from the start for his supposed climate change …

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EPA chief acknowledges humans contribute ‘in some way’ to climate change

Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt seemed to back off his earlier comments about climate change by acknowledging humans contribute “in …

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Friday, February 24, 2017<p>Randall Amster<br>Contrived Chaos and States of Confusion<br>There has been a lot of analysis suggesting that the executive-level …

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Officials report potential spills at Texas Superfund site after Harvey: report

Local pollution control officials reported a spill at a Houston-area Superfund site following Hurricane Harvey, the Associated Press reported …

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While hurricanes struck, Scott Pruitt was up to some interesting activities

<i>This</i> <i>story</i> <i>was originally published by</i> <i>Mother Jones</i> <i>and is reproduced here as part of the</i> <i>Climate Desk</i> <i>collaboration.</i><p>The devastation from hurricanes Irma …

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The Real Unknown of Climate Change: Our Behavior

As Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Texas coast, few people in that state seemed to understand the nature of the looming danger.<p>The bulletins warned of rain falling in feet, not inches. Experts pleaded with the public to wake up. J. Marshall Shepherd, head of atmospheric sciences at the University …

Climate Change

August 2017 Was The Second Hottest August Since The Advent Of Modern Record-Keeping

Earth, 1880: the Second Industrial Revolution was well underway; Charles Darwin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Fyodor Dostoevsky were all still alive; the …

Global Warming

Using the E.P.A. to Prop Up Big Coal

The Trump administration is unflinching in its misbegotten campaign to protect the coal industry from what has become an obvious and inevitable decline. Eight months in, the administration has already killed, or is in the process of killing, rules that would prevent the dumping of coal mining …

Opinion

10 Sunday Reads - The Big Picture

My <i>easy like Sunday morning</i> reads:<p>• Mass Psychology Supports the Pricey Stock Market (New York Times)<br>• Engineering Uber’s Self-Driving Car …

George Soros

Irma and Our Age of Standardized Disaster

As President Donald Trump headed to Florida last Thursday morning, to survey the damage from Hurricane Irma, he was asked about the five million people in the state who were still without power. He said that repairs to the electrical grid were going well, thanks to what he called “the largest …

Culture

Stop the loose talk about hurricanes and global warming

EPA Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittMiami mayor rips Pruitt climate change criticism in light of Irma Overnight Energy: House …

Weather

5 things Trump did this week while you weren't looking

From updated guidelines on driverless cars to new visa sanctions, Trump continues to change policy.<p>President Donald Trump’s unexpected dalliance with the other party continued this week as he appeared—maybe—to agree with the Democratic leadership over the so-called Dreamers brought to the U.S. as …

Politics

Uh, what on earth is Scott Pruitt talking about in this bizarre clip?

Coal: threeart/Getty. Apple: dcdr/Getty<p>Environmentalism means a lot of things to a lot of people, but Scott Pruitt, whose job is to protect the …

Liberal View

Harvey and Irma sent a clear message about climate change

If the devastation to Texas and Florida by two historic hurricanes won’t get President Trump’s pollution-enabling head of the Environmental …

Climate

#ClimateSilence: Corporate Media Called Out for Whiffing on 'Most Important Story in the World'

By Julia Conley<p>Using social media on Wednesday, advocates for climate action spoke out forcefully—and in huge numbers—against major media outlets …

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Climate action stalling here and in America

Bill Shorten’s very first question in parliament this week was brief and utterly predictable. Malcolm Turnbull’s answer was not.<p>The opposition leader …

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Demanding Climate Justice in the Wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma - Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

As the floodwaters from two devastating back-to-back hurricanes recede in Texas, Puerto Rico, Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina and several …

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EPA to reconsider Obama-era coal ash disposal rule

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulators will reconsider two portions of an Obama administration rule regulating coal ash, a byproduct of …

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The Environmental Protection Agency plans to “reconsider” portions of a 2015 rule that provides safeguards for communities located near toxic coal …

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Trump did a 180 on Harvey and Irma after he was asked about climate change

President Donald Trump on Thursday dismissed a link between climate change and the two hurricanes that recently pummeled the United States.<p>"We've had bigger storms than this," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One after being asked if hurricanes Harvey and Irma made him rethink his views on …

Science

Breaking: House Just Took An Ax To Obama's Legacy

Advertisement - story continues below<p>The Republican-dominated House of Representatives passed a budget amendment Wednesday that blocks any money …

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Trump, Limbaugh, Scott and Pruitt deny climate change, America pays the price

The frequency, intensity and duration of weather-related events is in fact rising. To deny what's already occurred is the highest form of ignorance.<p>Let’s check in with two of America’s foremost experts on climate change.<p>It’s a hoax, President Trump has said, invented by the Chinese.<p>It’s a plot by …

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On Fox & Friends, climate denier argues extra carbon is ‘good’ for the planet

Days after Hurricane Irma slammed into Florida, marking the first time in U.S. history that two Atlantic Category 4 hurricanes hit the country in a …

Climate Change

Pruitt rules EPA under a cloak of secrecy. Here's why you should care.

The imposing limestone government building in central Washington where Scott Pruitt holds sway is increasingly operating away from public view with …

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Miami mayor rips Pruitt climate change criticism in light of Irma

Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado on Wednesday slammed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittOvernight …

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EPA delays rules limiting wastewater from coal power plants

The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it's postponing portions of an Obama-era rule to curb water pollution from coal-fired power plants …

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EPA head: No renewable fuel promise made to ex-Trump adviser

DETROIT (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has told senators that he never made any promises to billionaire investor Carl Icahn about renewable fuel credits that were costing one of his companies millions.<p>Pruitt was responding to letters from five Democratic senators looking …

Business

Trump may replace Obama's big climate rule — not just repeal it

Some conservatives wanted the EPA to refuse to regulate carbon pollution, but power companies fear that would leave them in legal limbo.<p>The Trump administration is opening the door to offering its own replacement for former President Barack Obama's landmark climate regulation — rather than just …

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Climate Skeptics Could Snag EPA Science Adviser Slots

Climate skeptics may soon join a key science advisory panel at U.S. EPA.<p>A number of people who reject the findings of mainstream climate science are …

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U.S. EPA postpones power plant effluent guidelines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it had finalized a rule that postpones for two years guidelines for effluent limits on steam electric power plants issued in November 2015.<p>“Today's final rule resets the clock for certain portions of the agency's …

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