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Scott Pruitt goes beyond blocking climate change data—will use EPA to build new arguments for denial - Daily Kos

Scott Pruitt goes beyond blocking climate change data—will use EPA to build new arguments for denialDaily KosU.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is leading a formal initiative to challenge mainstream climate science using a "back-and-forth critique" by government-recruited experts, according to a senior administration official. The program is designed to ...and more »

EPA says Pruitt meeting with Dow Chemical head was canceled - Minneapolis Star Tribune

EPA says Pruitt meeting with Dow Chemical head was canceledMinneapolis Star TribuneWASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency and Dow Chemical said Friday that a planned meeting in March between EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the company's CEO never took place. The meeting was listed on Pruitt's schedule and ...and more »

Brazilian Ethanol Concerns Said to Drive Delay in EPA's Quotas - Bloomberg;

Brazilian Ethanol Concerns Said to Drive Delay in EPA's Quotas - Bloomberg

BloombergBrazilian Ethanol Concerns Said to Drive Delay in EPA's QuotasBloombergConcerns that refiners will import ethanol from Brazil and biodiesel from Argentina to fulfill renewable fuel requirements prompted U.S. environmental chief Scott Pruitt to reconsider quotas for those fuels, according to people familiar with the program.and more »

MN Scientist Accuses EPA of Asking Her to Change Testimony - Alpha News MN;

MN Scientist Accuses EPA of Asking Her to Change Testimony - Alpha News MN

Alpha News MNMN Scientist Accuses EPA of Asking Her to Change TestimonyAlpha News MNWASHINGTON – A Minnesota scientist who heads up an advisory board of scientists for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accusing the agency's chief of staff of pressuring her to change her testimony. Deborah Swackhamer, a former University of ...and more »

EPA Moves to Loosen Federal Regulation of Small Waterways - Legal Reader (blog);

EPA Moves to Loosen Federal Regulation of Small Waterways - Legal Reader (blog)

Legal Reader (blog)EPA Moves to Loosen Federal Regulation of Small WaterwaysLegal Reader (blog)On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency formally moved to initiate a repeal on the Obama-era regulation of small waterways. The proposal, which has long been touted by Trump administration officials, would diminish the jurisdiction of the ...and more »

EPA's Scott Pruitt to kick off adversarial climate science 'critique': Report - Washington Examiner;

EPA's Scott Pruitt to kick off adversarial climate science 'critique': Report - Washington Examiner

Washington ExaminerEPA's Scott Pruitt to kick off adversarial climate science 'critique': ReportWashington ExaminerEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is reportedly taking up an idea suggested by a former Obama administration official to critique climate science using a well-established adversarial approach pioneered by the defense community.and more »

A drought in the Dakotas spells trouble for the US wheat harvest. - Grist;

A drought in the Dakotas spells trouble for the US wheat harvest. - Grist

GristA drought in the Dakotas spells trouble for the US wheat harvest.GristFarmers in the Upper Midwest got a big dose of bad news Thursday: The extent of the region's ongoing “extreme” drought has more than tripled in the past week. Temperatures are expected to reach as high as 107 degrees next week in parts of the Dakotas, ...and more »

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to launch a group to formally 'critique' climate science - The Week Magazine

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to launch a group to formally 'critique' climate scienceThe Week MagazineEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is opening a formal "critique" of climate science, a move criticized by many experts who say the topic has "already been tested by the rigorous peer-review process in scientific research," The ...and more »

WOTUS repeal proposed by Trump administration - Equipment World Magazine;

WOTUS repeal proposed by Trump administration - Equipment World Magazine

Equipment World MagazineWOTUS repeal proposed by Trump administrationEquipment World MagazineThe Trump administration took an official step toward repealing the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation on Tuesday, The Hill reports. The new proposal requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of ...and more »

EPA to consider impact on jobs, despite appeals court ruling - New Orleans CityBusiness (blog)

EPA to consider impact on jobs, despite appeals court rulingNew Orleans CityBusiness (blog)The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is not required to estimate the number of mining job losses that may be caused by air pollution regulations, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. Despite the decision, the agency said that under President ...and more »

EPA takes first step to recodify WOTUS - Petroleum News

EPA takes first step to recodify WOTUSPetroleum NewsIn late February President Donald Trump ordered a review of the new waters of the United States, WOTUS, definition implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2015 under the Obama administration. In late June EPA began the official process of ...and more »

Minnesota Scientist Says EPA Pressured Her To Change Testimony - Voice Of Alexandria (press release) (registration)

Minnesota Scientist Says EPA Pressured Her To Change TestimonyVoice Of Alexandria (press release) (registration)(Washington, DC) -- A former University of Minnesota scientist says the federal Evironmental Protection Agency pressured her to change her testimony she was about to give to Congress. The New York Times says Deborah Swackhamer was asked to ...and more »

Trump's EPA Chief To Hold Climate Science Exercises Critics Say Will Elevate 'Dangerous' Dissent - The Daily Caller

Trump's EPA Chief To Hold Climate Science Exercises Critics Say Will Elevate 'Dangerous' DissentThe Daily CallerThe Trump administration will embrace a “red team, blue team” approach to climate science championed by skeptics who want to see more push back against the so-called “consensus” on global warming. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...and more »

Oregon, Washington Threaten To Sue EPA Over Methane Rules - Northwest Public Radio;

Oregon, Washington Threaten To Sue EPA Over Methane Rules - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Public RadioOregon, Washington Threaten To Sue EPA Over Methane RulesNorthwest Public RadioAttorney General Bob Ferguson, center, stands with Solicitor General Noah Purcell, left, and Civil Rights Unit Chief Colleen Melody on March 15, 2017 in Seattle. Elaine Thompson. Listen. Listening... /. 0:43. Fourteen states — including Oregon and ...and more »

Court: EPA not required to list coal jobs losses with regulations - WCYB;

Court: EPA not required to list coal jobs losses with regulations - WCYB

WCYBCourt: EPA not required to list coal jobs losses with regulationsWCYBA federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is not required to estimate the number of mining job losses that may be caused by air pollution regulations. The ruling issued Thursday by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...and more »

Trump's EPA ignores court ruling on coal jobs - Washington Examiner;

Trump's EPA ignores court ruling on coal jobs - Washington Examiner

Washington ExaminerTrump's EPA ignores court ruling on coal jobsWashington ExaminerThe Environmental Protection Agency won't be following a Thursday federal appeals court decision that said the agency did not have to account for coal job losses in implementing its regulations. "President Trump's EPA will take the economic and job ...and more »

Trump Administration's Delay of Methane Pollution Rules Risks Health and Climate - Truth-Out;

Trump Administration's Delay of Methane Pollution Rules Risks Health and Climate - Truth-Out

Truth-OutTrump Administration's Delay of Methane Pollution Rules Risks Health and ClimateTruth-OutMethane1 0630wrp opt Thawed permafrost leads to methane release. (Photo: Steve Jurvetson)The Trump administration has announced the latest round in its attacks on clean, breathable air and a stable global climate: a delay on two critical federal oil ...and more »

EPA head launching initiative to 'critique' climate science - The Hill;

EPA head launching initiative to 'critique' climate science - The Hill

The HillEPA head launching initiative to 'critique' climate scienceThe HillEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is leading a formal Trump administration program to “critique” mainstream climate change science. Pruitt is skeptical of the overwhelming scientific consensus that human activity, via ...and more »

Attorney General George Jepsen joins coalition threatening to sue EPA - Westfair Online;

Attorney General George Jepsen joins coalition threatening to sue EPA - Westfair Online

Westfair OnlineAttorney General George Jepsen joins coalition threatening to sue EPAWestfair OnlineConnecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has joined a coalition threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to live up to its mandate to control methane pollution. george jepson attorney general EPA methane George Jepsen.and more »

Pruitt will launch program to 'critique' climate science - E&E News;

Pruitt will launch program to 'critique' climate science - E&E News

E&E NewsPruitt will launch program to 'critique' climate scienceE&E NewsU.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt favors reopening the endangerment finding on greenhouse gases, according to Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy Corp. @EPAScottPruitt/Twitter. U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is leading a formal initiative to ...and more »