Scott Pruitt is leaving a toxic trail at EPA after only 6 months on the job

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was sworn into office only six months ago but is already attracting widespread scrutiny for alleged misuse of agency funds, potential violation of a lobbying law, and holding secret meetings with officials from the industries his agency is tasked with regulating. Upon arrival at the agency, the new EPA administrator pledged a … [Read more...]

Watchdog group sues Utah AG for emails showing relationship with fossil fuel boosters

The group has similar lawsuit pending against Scott Pruitt in Oklahoma.Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has a reputation for blocking public access to agency records. CREDIT: AP Photo/Lenny IgnelziA national watchdog group is suing the Utah attorney general’s office, alleging it is refusing to hand over public information showing its dealings with organizations that allegedly have received … [Read more...]

House votes to undo pesticide protections for nation’s waterways

Opponents say Republican-led bill takes away the public’s right to know about pesticides.Pesticides and other pollutants that run off into waterways are killing salmon in Seattle’s Longfellow Creek. CREDIT: AP Photo/Elaine ThompsonThe U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass a bill that dismantles a pesticide permitting system. Opponents are calling the Republican-led legislation the … [Read more...]