Environmental Protection

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pruitt denies aide shopped bad press about Zinke

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt (all times local): 11:56 a.m. EPA chief Scott Pruitt is denying that a member of his press staff sought to plant negative media reports about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in the hopes of deflecting attention from Pruitt’s problems. Multiple media outlets reported that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pruitt denies aide shopped bad press about Zinke

WASHINGTON | AP reports EPA’s Pruitt spent millions on security, travel

WASHINGTON | April 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s concern with his safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away from investigating environmental crimes. Altogether, the agency spent millions of dollars for a 20-member full-time detail that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP reports EPA’s Pruitt spent millions on security, travel

Superfund work touted by Trump EPA was completed years ago

WASHINGTON/January 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Environmental Protection Agency is touting cleanups at seven of the nation’s most polluted places as a signature accomplishment in the Trump administration’s effort to reduce the number of Superfund sites. But records show the physical work was completed before Trump took office. The agency this week credited the leadership of EPA … Continue reading Superfund work touted by Trump EPA was completed years ago