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11 states sue EPA over attempt to reverse ban on ozone-harming HFCs

By cleanairact, climate, climatechange, engadget, environment, epa, gear, green, greenhousegases, hfc, hydrofluorocarbons, lawsuit, ozone, politics, Regulation, scottpruitt

The Scott Pruitt-era EPA is facing yet more legal action over its attempts at reversing US environmental regulations. A group of 11 states (including New York and California) and the District of Columbia have sued the EPA for violating the Cl…

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EPA plans to repeal Obama-era Clean Power Plan

By carbonemissions, cleanpowerplan, donaldtrump, engadget, environment, environmentalprotectionagency, gear, green, obama, obamaadministration, parisclimateagreement, politics, scottpruitt

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Scott Pruitt, announced today he would sign a proposed rule that would withdraw the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). “Here’s the president’s message: The war on coal is over,” Pru…

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EPA pulls climate science web pages to reflect White House views

By climatechange, donaldtrump, engadget, environment, epa, gear, government, green, politics, science, scottpruitt, tomorrow, trump, whitehouse

President Trump and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt aren’t exactly fans of climate science, and they’re scaling back the EPA’s website to reflect their views. The EPA has started implementing a site revision that will “reflect the…

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EPA head suggests CO2 isn’t a ‘primary contributor’ to climate change

By carbondioxide, climatechange, co2, Emissions, engadget, epa, globalwarning, government, politics, science, scottpruitt, video

If you want a good example of why American environmental scientists are in such a state of despair these days, you just got it. When asked by CNBC whether or not he thought carbon dioxide was the “primary control knob” for global warming, new EPA chi…

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Emails show new EPA chief is cozy with the fossil fuel industry

By coal, conflictofinterest, Culture, devonenergy, engadget, environment, epa, fossilfuels, gas, government, green, oil, Regulation, regulatorycapture, science, scottpruitt

There’s no question that new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt has a conflict of interest when he previously declared himself the agency’s number one enemy. However, it’s now clearer just why he so fervently opposes eco-friendly reg…

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Emails show new EPA chief is cozy with the fossil fuel industry

By coal, conflictofinterest, Culture, devonenergy, engadget, environment, epa, fossilfuels, gas, government, green, oil, Regulation, regulatorycapture, science, scottpruitt

There’s no question that new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt has a conflict of interest when he previously declared himself the agency’s number one enemy. However, it’s now clearer just why he so fervently opposes eco-friendly reg…

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A version of the pre-Trump EPA website is online

By climatechange, climatescience, donaldtrump, engadget, environmentalprotectionagency, epa, foia, Internet, mirror, politics, science, scottpruitt, website

Longing for a time when the White House didn’t actively deny the effects humans were having on climate change? You aren’t alone. Following the sweeping changes made on Inauguration Day this year, at least three Freedom of Information Act requests wer…

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