The Trump administration has officially named Mike Stoker, an attorney and former Santa Barbara County supervisor, to lead the regional Environmental Protection Agency office overseeing California, Arizona, Hawaii, and Nevada.
Scott Pruitt's proposed policy to require that data and methods behind scientific studies be made publicly available has left Democrats in Congress rankled.
Leaders in the scientific community fear Scott Pruitt's new directive would severely limit the use of research in policymaking.
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A government watchdog report reveals the EPA's excessive spending.
In a meeting with Democrats, Kevin Chmielewski, a former EPA official and loyal Trump supporter, alleges that Pruitt repeatedly engaged in unethical, potentially illegal behavior.
The EPA administrator is currently embroiled in a series of controversies.
Trump officials are facing increasing scrutiny for extravagant uses of taxpayer dollars.
The policy excludes EPA grant recipients from serving on external advisory committees, with the aim of limiting conflicts of interests.
A recent EPA survey takes into account extreme weather, but also social factors such as poverty, health, and governance.
A report by Project on Government Oversight claims that the EPA's Office of the Administrator has significantly delayed the department's processing of Freedom of Information Act requests.
An analysis shows the EPA opened 115 environmental crime cases over the 2017 fiscal year, compared to the nearly 400 cases opened in 2009 under the Obama administration.
Half the senators lobbed the EPA chief softball questions; the other half blasted his attempts at deregulation.
The agency, which is in talks with states that have stricter fuel standards, expects to reach a decision on those potential changes by April.
Given the connections to the oil and gas industry within the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Interior, rollbacks to environmental protections should come as no surprise.
The EPA has been working on potential changes to the rule for years, but pressure to revise the rule increased after the Flint water crisis.
Congressional Democrats have voiced their displeasure with the EPA with a flurry of letters recently.
A new rule-making process will start another lengthy battle over climate regulations.
The EPA begins the process to roll back a major Obama-era emissions rule, fulfilling one of Trump's main campaign promises.
Reports of the agency's apparent absence from Superfund sites underscores the consequences of its withdrawal from public life.