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Tag: EPA

Scott Pruitt sought Chick-Fil-A franchise for his wife

Among other scandals, Scott Pruitt tasked a taxpayer-funded agency staffer with securing a "business opportunity" for his wife with an executive of the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A.

EPA guard shoves reporter, multiple news outlets blocked from water pollution...

"Scott Pruitt is more worried about journalists than poisoning millions of Americans."

What 30 years of documents show Shell knew about climate science

Despite such fence-sitting over the science, the company knows action is necessary, which makes Shell's continued huge investments in fossil fuels for the next two decades all the more intriguing.

Real corruption: The Scott Pruitt story

But the real corruption– a corruption that is literally killing us – will be around for a long time to come, unless the American people demand that it stop.

1,400 tons of contaminated soil hauled from Montana reservation oil spill...

Cleanup is still ongoing. So far, more than 50 large dump trucks full of soil have been removed with more to come.

Trump admin. blocked toxic chemicals study fearing ‘public relations nightmare’

"Congress must hold hearings and investigate how it is possible that the EPA, the White House, and HHS have, for months, possessed research that could have helped families understand the health impacts of their exposure to toxic chemicals."

The financial hardships of Trump’s friends

Trumponomics is a thin veneer of an excuse for giving America’s rich – already richer than ever – whatever they want, while sticking it to everyone else.

Top scientists from the National Academy of Sciences condemn the Trump...

“There is no point in being a scientist if you are unwilling to defend the technical work you do, especially when that work is mischaracterized by powerful members of the administration."

17 states sue EPA over Pruitt’s decision to weaken auto standards

The lawsuit is short and direct – only 122 words, including the names of the 17 states – petitioning the District of Columbia Circuit Court to review EPA’s decision under the Clean Air Act.

Ford touts ‘green’ image while arguing for weaker efficiency standards and...

Is Ford actively lobbying for this “flexibility” to allow for even more crossovers to be categorized as light trucks?

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Native American water protector becomes first to be sentenced to time in federal prison...

Seven Native Americans face felony charges, while hundreds of others still face lesser charges for their role in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Border Patrol SUV hits Native American man on video

“We do not tolerate misconduct on or off duty and will fully cooperate with all investigations of alleged unlawful conduct by our personnel.”

The ‘jobs for everyone’ fantasy

For the CEOs, soothing talk about a surging economy is a lot easier than actually investing in the country that made them rich.

To the press, after 18 months of Trump

Don’t let him rattle you. Maintain your dignity, confidence, and courage.
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Blistering U.N. report: Trump administration’s policies designed to worsen poverty & inequality

40 million Americans live in poverty, and 18.5 million Americans live in extreme poverty.

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