Home Tags Environmental Protection Agency

Tag: Environmental Protection Agency

President Donald Trump takes a drink of water while speaking in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2017.

6 ways the Trump administration has tried to roll back environmental protections that keep US drinking water safe

The rules Trump has slashed have made it easier for corporations to dump pollutants into water systems and America's drinking water.
In 2016, 4 billion pounds of plastic was used in US bottled water production.

12 facts that show why bottled water is one of the biggest scams of the century

Some Americans get their water for free from the tap. The rest pay for it — at the cost of $100 billion a year.

Dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ have been found in US drinking water at alarmingly high rates — here’s what to know about PFAS

On military bases and in cities and towns around the country, people are exposed to dangerously high levels of artificially produced PFAS chemicals.
Former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt (right)

What to know about Andrew Wheeler, who President Trump just nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency

Andrew Wheeler has been acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency since Scott Pruitt resigned. Trump wants to make it official.
A 1973 photo of an illegal dumping site helps show what many areas looked like before EPA protections kicked in.

9 noteworthy environmental protections Scott Pruitt was working to roll back at the EPA before his departure

Amidst all the scandals, Pruitt pushed for rapid widespread rollbacks of environmental protections that many consider essential for human health and for keeping air and water clean, instead favoring the fossil fuel industry.

Scott Pruitt sent a bizarre, unapologetic resignation letter to Trump

Among other things, the now-former EPA administrator made a point of clearly and repeatedly saying that he served Trump. Pruitt is at the center of more than a dozen investigations surrounding his behavior at the EPA.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandal

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday afternoon that his embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief, Scott Pruitt, had resigned.

Democrats want an investigation into Scott Pruitt’s ‘secret calendars’

Democratic lawmakers are pushing the Inspector General's office to investigate whether Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt may have violated the Federal Records Act with the use of "secret calendars" meant to conceal parts of his day to day operations.
Kristin Mink confronts EPA administrator Scott Pruitt in a restaurant in Washington, DC.

Video shows a woman confronting EPA administrator Scott Pruitt in a Washington, DC restaurant

The woman is seen on video holding a child while telling Pruitt to resign. Reading from some written notes, she ran down a number of controversies surrounding Pruitt, ending it with "I would urge you to resign before your scandals push you out."
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

Two of Scott Pruitt’s closest aides resigned from the EPA after receiving steep pay raises that were rejected by the White House

Two of EPA chief Scott Pruitt's top aides are resigning amid fresh controversies stemming from the administrator's leadership. Sarah Greenwalt, Pruitt's 30-year-old senior counsel, and Millan Hupp, the 26-year-old director of scheduling, are the latest in a string of top staffers to leave.