EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Hypocritical Visit to the Gold King Mine

(Durango, CO) — “Today, despite proposing severe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget cuts, part of which would decimate Superfund sites, Administrator Scott Pruitt took a nice photo op in front of Gold King Mine. This was extremely hypocritical as Administrator Pruitt continues to promote a dirty-energy agenda that would hobble the EPA’s ability to …

Defending Bristol Bay

Withdrawal of Clean Water Act protections for Bristol Bay, Alaska (Pebble Mine)  Comment by October 17 The Trump Administration is proposing to reverse restrictions on discharge of mining wastes in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed, the largest sockeye salmon spawning area in the world.  The proposal was published July 19, 2017. The public comment period is …

Job Center open for EPA staff being ousted by Trump

The EPA Alumni Association has created an on-line job center to help EPA staffers find new work   https://jobs.epaalumni.org  On Monday, August 6, the Trump Administration begins its assault on EPA staffing. This Administration plans to eliminate more than 3000 jobs - in an agency with only 15,000 employees.  The pink slips start flowing with folks …

Make Your Voice Heard: ROLLBACK OF AIR POLLUTION STANDARDS — OIL AND GAS SECTOR 

Comment by August 9 The Trump Administration wants to delay and weaken emission controls that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and asthma-inducing smog.  The public comment period is ongoing; comments must be received on or before 11:59 pm August 9. Summary EPA has proposed to delay key elements of methane air quality emissions standards for …

Resisting the Trump De-Regulatory Agenda: EPA Rules Open for Comment

The Trump Administration’s assault on federal rules that protect the public is in full swing. We've developed a how-to manual with insights and advice on HOW to to participate in a rulemaking process. It is a step-by-step guide for individuals, groups, and organizations who want to make their voices heard. A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR RESISTING …

Proposed EPA Budget Cuts Meet Stiff Bipartisan Resistance from House Appropriations Subcommittee

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt defended the Trump Administration's massive cuts to the EPA budget before a key House subcommittee on Thursday.   The plan to dismantle our environmental protections  was not well received - by either party. Bloomberg reports: The criticism of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt at a budget hearing Thursday illustrates the difficulty Trump …

The Trump Budget Aims to Cripple Environmental Protection

Thanks to the Environmental Protection Network for this summary analysis of the Trump Administration's proposed budget cuts to EPA - and our environmental protections. The Trump Administration claims that it supports clean air and water, but its proposed FY 2018 Budget tells another story. Their deep cuts would slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s Budget 42% …