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January 2021
Trump’s EPA team overrules career scientists on toxic chemical
EPA rule exempts many polluting industries from future air regulations

December 2020
Trump damaged the EPA. Here are 10 ways it should be fixed.

September 2020

The One Incredibly Green Thing Donald Trump Has Done

March 2020
EPA suspends enforcement of environmental laws amid coronavirus

December 2019

EPA’s independent science board questions underpinnings of numerous agency rollbacks

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/476397-epas-independent-science-board-questions-underpinnings-of-numerous

February 2019
Documents detail multimillion-dollar ties involving EPA official, secretive industry group
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/405736-epa-lost-more-than-1500-workers-in-first-18-months-of-trump

August 2018
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/404292-pruitt-aide-wrote-memo-to-absolve-him-in-controversy-over-raises

Andrew Wheeler
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/pruitt-was-friendly-to-the-energy-industry-his-replacement-was-paid-by-it
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/06/andrew-wheeler-epa-donald-trump-673046

Scott Pruitt Resignation, July 5, 2018

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/395667-embattled-epa-head-pruitt-resigns

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/05/pruitt-resigns-as-epa-chief-695291

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/395688-woman-who-told-pruitt-to-resign-at-restaurant-hey-trump-where

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/05/politics/scott-pruitt-epa-resigns/index.html

Scott Pruitt Watch, May 6, 2018
https://twitter.com/jonathanvswan/status/993246317433499648

April 26, 2018
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testified on the agency’s fiscal year 2019 budget request before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?444370-1/epa-administrator-pruitt-pressed-concerns-expenses-management&live

Headlines

Conservatives wanted Pruitt to derail a climate report — by removing an EPA employee
https://www.axios.com/scott-pruitt-hearings-congress-document-controversies-d21c213d-15a4-4e71-bb4b-0364b8a62c8f.html
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/369934-ex-epa-administrator-epa-will-need-20-to-30-years-to-recover-from
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-ten-worst-things-scott-pruitts-epa-has-already-done
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/17/us/politics/epa-pruitt-media-monitoring.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/epa-is-taking-more-advice-from-industry–and-ignoring-its-own-scientists/2017/11/10/aa1fbaba-b8fb-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html
https://theintercept.com/2017/10/06/watch-a-top-epa-nominee-embarrass-himself-with-feigned-ignorance-of-basic-facts
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/09/pruitt-tells-coal-miners-he-will-repeal-power-plan-rule-tuesday-the-war-on-coal-is-over
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/05/epa-climate-rule-withdrawal-cost-calculations-243520
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/sep/17/taking-a-stand-for-our-health-and-nevada
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/03/trump-epa-reporter-attacked-hurricane-242300
http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-california-sues-u-s-environmental-1502482386-htmlstory.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/11/us/politics/scott-pruitt-epa.html
https://youtu.be/D1Cil5n_-zs
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/22/trump-epa-energy-chemicals-clash-239875
https://newrepublic.com/article/142785/scott-pruitt-hiding
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/08/epa-board-scientific-scott-pruitt-climate-change
http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-trump-s-epa-dismisses-half-of-the-1494273804-htmlstory.html
If the EPA doesn’t believe in science, what is it good for?
Trump’s environment chief says CO2 not main cause of global warming
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/03/09/on-climate-change-scott-pruitt-contradicts-the-epas-own-website
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/03/02/new-epa-head-told-congress-he-never-used-personal-email-for-government-business-but-it-turns-out-he-did
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/scott-pruitt-epa-reshape-235156
https://theintercept.com/2017/02/17/as-senate-rushes-to-install-scott-pruitt-at-epa-exiled-climate-scientists-survey-the-damage/
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/02/the-epa-officially-gets-a-new-leader-scott-pruitt/517176/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/02/17/scott-pruitt-long-time-adversary-of-epa-confirmed-to-lead-the-agency
http://boingboing.net/2017/02/16/pruitt.html

Sam Adams, Director, WRI US:
“The selection of Attorney General Pruitt, who has consistently questioned climate science and actively fought EPA’s ability to reduce emissions, raises deeply troubling questions. The critical issue is whether EPA will continue to play its vital role in protecting people’s health and safety in communities across the country.
http://www.wri.org/news/2016/12/statement-wri-responds-selection-scott-pruitt-lead-epa
https://twitter.com/WorldResources/status/806601428101976065

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