First-Ever EPA Chief Admits The Agency Has Gotten Out Of Control

Energy | Michael Bastasch
President Obama nominated MIT scientist Ernest Moniz and Gina McCarthy as his picks to lead the Department of Energy and EPA, respectively. Getty Images.

‘I almost hate to say yes’

After Months Of Waiting, Academics Are Still Worried Trump Will Trash Climate Data

Energy | Andrew Follett
Young beautiful latin businesswoman suffering stress working at modern office computer desk looking worried and desperate having problem pulling her hair at work in overwork concept (Shutterstock/ Marcos Mesa Sam Wordley)

‘Systemic changes in language impact how we will think about climate change’

EPA Is Investigating Employees Who Send Encrypted Text Messages

Energy | Michael Bastasch
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 4: Plaque outside the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in downtown Washington, DC on May 4, 2015. (Credit: Mark Van Scyoc/Shutterstock)

‘Still deeply disturbing’

Trump's EPA Places Stipulations On $100 MIllion Grant To Flint

Energy | Chris White
Demonstrators protest over the Flint, Michigan contaminated water crisis outside of the venue where the Democratic U.S. presidential candidates' debate was being held in Flint, Michigan in this March 6, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Files

‘this conditional award authorizes funds … only for the three approved projects’

EPA Sued For Withholding Info On Employees Sending Encrypted Text Messages

Energy | Michael Bastasch
The Blackphone, an Android software-based mobile which encrypts texts, voice calls and video chats, is displayed after being launched during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

‘Taxpayers have a right to know’

These Nonprofits Hid $179 Million In EPA Grants When They Criticized Trump's Budget

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the American Center for Mobility, a test facility for driverless car technology for American Manufactured Vehicles in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, U.S. March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump’s budget cuts labelled ‘absolutely devastating’ and ‘untenable’

Puerto Rican Activists Beg EPA To Finally Shut Down 'Illegal Landfills'

Energy | Michael Bastasch
FILE PHOTO: Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), speaks to employees of the agency in Washington, U.S., February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

‘You have the authority’

Budget-Whiners Are Pernicious Pests

Opinion | Scott Weiser
U.S. President Donald Trump's overview of the budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2018 are displayed at the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) on its release by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in Washington, U.S. March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Government that governs from a position as close to those governed as possible is best.

EPA Leadership Kicked This Political Appointee Out Of Meetings Because He Talked Too Much

Energy | Michael Bastasch
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 4: Plaque outside the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in downtown Washington, DC on May 4, 2015. (Credit: Mark Van Scyoc/Shutterstock)

‘Pruitt has shut him out of many staff meetings’

Former EPA Bureaucrat: Trump's Budget Cuts Are Awful Because EPA Creates Jobs

Energy | Andrew Follett
Young beautiful latin businesswoman suffering stress working at modern office computer desk looking worried and desperate having problem pulling her hair at work in overwork concept (Shutterstock/ Marcos Mesa Sam Wordley)

‘The EPA does not stifle jobs’

'I Will Name Names': Infighting At EPA Drives Top Official To Resign

Energy | Michael Bastasch
FILE PHOTO: Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), speaks to employees of the agency in Washington, U.S., February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

A ‘question of integrity’

Federal Cyanide Trap Meant For Coyotes Kills Family Dog, Injures Boy

US | Eric Lieberman
Automatic garden sprinklers are somewhat similar to cyanide devices.[Shutterstock - Fahkamram]

‘It’s a miracle the child wasn’t seriously injured or even killed’

Trump's EPA Grants Flint $100 Million To Fix Broken Water System

Energy | Chris White
January 23, 2016: Water Tower At Flint Water Plant In Flint, January 23, 2016, Flint, Michigan (Linda Parton / Shutterstock.com)

‘All Americans deserve a more responsive federal government’

Trump To Repeal Major Obama Anti-Fracking Rule

Energy | Andrew Follett
Barack Obama wipes a tear from his eye (REUTERS/Jason Reed)

‘Clearing out the political shenanigans from the Obama administration’

Trump's Budget Chief Says Climate Research 'A Waste Of Your Money'

Energy | Chris White

‘We’re not spending money on that anymore’

Enviros Seek A Probe Against Scott Pruitt's 'Unprecedented' Climate Comments

Energy | Chris White
Director of Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt is sworn in by Justice Samuel Alito at the Executive Office in Washington, U.S., February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

‘Unprecedented to have the head of the EPA contradicting basic scientific facts’

Trump Wants EPA To Take A Backseat On Environmental Policy

Energy | Michael Bastasch
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 4: Plaque outside the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in downtown Washington, DC on May 4, 2015. (Credit: Mark Van Scyoc/Shutterstock)

‘EPA would primarily support States and Tribes’

Trump's Budget Eliminates Global Warming Payments To The UN

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Phoenix, Arizona

But there’s lots more to cut

Trump Wants To Slash EPA's Budget To The Lowest Level In 40 Years

Energy | Michael Bastasch
President Donald J. Trump shows an executive order entitled, 'Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch', after signing it beside members of his Cabinet in the Oval Office of the White House on March 13, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

‘They really want to cut staff’

Trump Will Reconsider Obama's Fuel Economy Mandate

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally in the Rodeo Arena at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds October 29, 2016 in Golden, Colorado. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘Unrealistic standards’