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EPA Chief Did Not Meet With Dow Chemical CEO, Contrary to News Reports - Washington Free Beacon;

EPA Chief Did Not Meet With Dow Chemical CEO, Contrary to News Reports - Washington Free Beacon

Washington Free BeaconEPA Chief Did Not Meet With Dow Chemical CEO, Contrary to News ReportsWashington Free BeaconEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt did not meet privately with the Dow Chemical CEO, contrary to reporting by the Associated Press. A spokesperson for Dow Chemical confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon that no such meeting ...and more »

EPA says Pruitt meeting with Dow Chemical head was canceled - Daily Mail

EPA says Pruitt meeting with Dow Chemical head was canceledDaily MailWASHINGTON (AP) - 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 »

EPA Updates Literature Review and FQPA Determination - The National Law Review

EPA Updates Literature Review and FQPA DeterminationThe National Law ReviewA noteworthy development in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ongoing and controversial consideration of the potential use of epidemiological data in its pesticide risk assessments occurred on May 25, 2017, when EPA placed in the public ...and more »

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Wants to Enlist a “Red Team” to Sow Doubts About Climate Change - Slate Magazine (blog);

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Wants to Enlist a “Red Team” to Sow Doubts About Climate Change - Slate Magazine (blog)

Slate Magazine (blog)EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Wants to Enlist a “Red Team” to Sow Doubts About Climate ChangeSlate Magazine (blog)Scott Pruitt is hatching a new plan to turn his personal and unreasonable denial of the accepted science on climate change into official federal policy: He'll employ military tactics to review climate science to assess the “truth.” Or, as a new report ...and more »

EPA launches new unit to 'critique' climate science - The Independent;

EPA launches new unit to 'critique' climate science - The Independent

The IndependentEPA launches new unit to 'critique' climate scienceThe IndependentThe White House is planning on using military concepts to conduct an “at-length evaluation of US climate science”. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is pushing an initiative that will use so-called “red team, blue team” tactics ...and more »

EPA's Scott Pruitt to Hold Climate Change Debate First Announced on Breitbart News Daily - Breitbart News;

EPA's Scott Pruitt to Hold Climate Change Debate First Announced on Breitbart News Daily - Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsEPA's Scott Pruitt to Hold Climate Change Debate First Announced on Breitbart News DailyBreitbart NewsEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is proceeding with a plan to conduct a debate among scientists within the agency to refine the government's understanding of the climate change phenomenon. E & E News reported on Friday:.and more »

Report: Pruitt leading formal EPA review of climate science - Utility Dive

Report: Pruitt leading formal EPA review of climate scienceUtility DiveEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will launch a formal review of climate science that could culminate in a challenge to the agency's 2009 endangerment finding on greenhouse gas emissions, E&E News reports. The review will involve a "back-and-forth" ...and more »

EPA to Launch Program Critiquing Climate Science - Union of Concerned Scientists

EPA to Launch Program Critiquing Climate ScienceUnion of Concerned ScientistsWASHINGTON (June 30, 2017)—U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who does not acknowledge the overwhelming scientific consensus that human activity is the primary cause of climate change, is leading an initiative to challenge mainstream climate ...and more »

EPA Plans New Climate Science 'Critique,' Swapping Peer Review For Red Vs. Blue Politics - HuffPost;

EPA Plans New Climate Science 'Critique,' Swapping Peer Review For Red Vs. Blue Politics - HuffPost

HuffPostEPA Plans New Climate Science 'Critique,' Swapping Peer Review For Red Vs. Blue PoliticsHuffPostScientists, former agency officials and House Democrats fear the new program opens the door to more industry pseudoscience. By Alexander C. Kaufman , Chris D'Angelo. 280. The Environmental Protection Agency has already erased its website dedicated ...and more »

EPA Head Scott Pruitt Reportedly Launching Program to 'Critique' Climate Science - TIME;

EPA Head Scott Pruitt Reportedly Launching Program to 'Critique' Climate Science - TIME

TIMEEPA Head Scott Pruitt Reportedly Launching Program to 'Critique' Climate ScienceTIMEScott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is reportedly launching a program within the department to "critique" mainstream climate science, a senior administration official said, according to reports. The initiative ...and more »

Who needs peer review when you can Pruitt review climate science? - Grist;

Who needs peer review when you can Pruitt review climate science? - Grist

GristWho needs peer review when you can Pruitt review climate science?GristEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has introduced an initiative to review mainstream climate science, according to a report by Emily Holden in E&E News that cites a senior Trump administration official. The agency will “recruit the best in the fields which ...and more »

EPA on climate change: Gotta hear both sides - VICE News;

EPA on climate change: Gotta hear both sides - VICE News

VICE NewsEPA on climate change: Gotta hear both sidesVICE NewsEPA chief Scott Pruitt will launch an initiative to challenge accepted climate science using “red team, blue team” exercises developed by the military to identify weak points in his agency's field operations. Pruitt hopes to recruit scientists who are ...and more »

EPA intends to form “red team” to debate climate science - Ars Technica;

EPA intends to form “red team” to debate climate science - Ars Technica

Ars TechnicaEPA intends to form “red team” to debate climate scienceArs TechnicaUS Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Energy Secretary Rick Perry have been making some headlines for publicly rejecting the conclusions of climate science. But in between wrongly claiming that climate scientists just don't ...and more »

EPA Creates Initiative Dedicated to Questioning Climate Science - Pacific Standard

EPA Creates Initiative Dedicated to Questioning Climate SciencePacific StandardEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is launching a new initiative to re-evaluate climate science outside the normal peer-review process that climate scientists use themselves, E&E News reports. The EPA will recruit experts to ...and more »

Letter: Trump EPA building a troubling legacy - NorthJersey.com

Letter: Trump EPA building a troubling legacyNorthJersey.comI was outraged and saddened to read that Scott Pruitt, President Trump's EPA administrator, has denied a petition to ban chlorpyrifos pesticide from being sprayed on our food. The article cited reliable sources of scientific data that demonstrate that ...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 Head Disapproves California Request to Recognize Allowable Cannabis Pesticides - Oregon Cannabis Connection;

EPA Head Disapproves California Request to Recognize Allowable Cannabis Pesticides - Oregon Cannabis Connection

Oregon Cannabis ConnectionEPA Head Disapproves California Request to Recognize Allowable Cannabis PesticidesOregon Cannabis ConnectionIn a not-so-surprising move by the new EPA administrator appointed by Donald Trump, the EPA has rejected California's request to recognize some acceptable pesticides for use on cannabis. In a memo on June 22, 2017, EPA head Scott Pruitt denied the ...and more »

Can a Red Team Exercise Exorcise the Climate Debate? - Niskanen Center (press release) (blog);

Can a Red Team Exercise Exorcise the Climate Debate? - Niskanen Center (press release) (blog)

Niskanen Center (press release) (blog)Can a Red Team Exercise Exorcise the Climate Debate?Niskanen Center (press release) (blog)E&E News is reporting (no paywall) that the Trump Administration is beginning a critical review—or red team analysis—of climate science. In recent weeks, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry had voiced support for the ...and more »

350.org on Pruitt's Program to 'Critique' Climate Science - Common Dreams

350.org on Pruitt's Program to 'Critique' Climate ScienceCommon DreamsNEW YORK - At a board meeting of the “American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity” yesterday, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the implementation of an initiative to challenge scientific consensus about climate change through a “back-and ...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 »