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

U.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 will use "red team ...and more »

EPA chief pushing governmentwide effort to question climate change science - Washington Post

The Trump administration is debating whether to launch a governmentwide effort to question the science of climate change, an effort that critics say is an attempt to undermine the long-established consensus human activity is fueling the Earth's rising ...and more »

Trump and Pruitt are the biggest threat to the EPA in its 47 years of existence - Vox

It's been quite a week for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. On Thursday, we learned — thanks to reports in Climatewire and the New York Times — that he met with coal executives and lobbyists at a meeting of the American Coalition for Clean Coal ...and more »

EPA to Give Dissenters a Voice on Climate, No Matter the Consensus - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, plans to convene a team of researchers to test the scientific premise of human-caused climate change, he told coal industry executives on Thursday. Speaking at a board meeting ...and more »

EPA to actually hold 'red-team' climate debates, and scientists are livid - Mashable

In what many climate scientists see as a direct assault on the scientific process, the Trump administration is moving ahead with a plan to hold so-called "red team, blue team" climate science debates. The plan, which was first reported by ClimateWire ...and more »

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

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt Edward (Scott) Scott Pruitt2018 Earth Day — black women are leading the fight against environmental racism White House aide: Trump has full confidence in Pruitt Pruitt explains plan for ...and more »

EPA chief met with Dow Chemical CEO before deciding not to ban toxic pesticide - Los Angeles Times

The Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely used pesticide that health studies showed can harm children's brains, newly released ...and more »

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

US 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 »

Pediatricians' group 'deeply alarmed' at EPA's pesticide decision - The Hill

A national group representing pediatricians says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put children at significant risk by refusing to restrict uses of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. In a letter Tuesday to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Edward (Scott ...and more »

7 of 45 new EPA top staff come from the coal, oil, and chemical industries - Markets Insider

Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), greets employees of the agency in Washington, U.S., February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Business Insider obtained a list of 45 official senior leadership hires for the EPA ...and more »