Five years ago this week, Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Atlantic seaboard. As the Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency at the time, I helped coordinate efforts to prevent threats to public health and the environment before and after the storm.
Congress and this administration are failing Americans miserably. We have witnessed three severe hurricanes that made landfall on U.S. soil, which created humanitarian crises and required the grave need for recovery.
After the Cuyahoga River burned, Cleveland Mayor Carl Stokes helped put clean water on the nation’s agenda
As we mark this year as the 45th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the burning Cuyahoga River has been relegated to an urban legend and an historical artifact. Countless beers and festivals have enshrined its image as commonplace. Books have been written.
In the more than seven months since he became administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt has been on a reckless mission to dismantle public health safeguards and environmental protections.
Hidden deep in EPA’s 2018 budget is a little-known plan by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to stop paying over $25 million to a Justice Department environmental division for work on cases against polluters that his own agency has asked it to file.