In our 82 year history, the National Wildlife Federation has only twice called for the resignation of a Cabinet official.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is in trouble. Reporters are shining light on his ties to lobbyists and excessive use of taxpayer dollars for his own benefit. Meanwhile environmental groups have been seeing the fruits of their labor in recent weeks as lawsuits filed in the past year are leading to a wave of major court victories against Pruitt and the Trump administration.
To become a citizen in classical Athens required swearing an oath. The young sons of citizens recited it as part of their military training. As members of the ruling class, the oath evoked a lifelong responsibility to temper power with integrity.
It’s hard to keep up with the cascade of new articles about Pruitt’s unprecedented security arrangements without refreshing one’s news feed every, say, five seconds (see the indispensable reporting of the New York Times’ Eric Lipton; the good folks at E&E News have also been all over this story).
Water is the lifeblood of the United States. Last week, American Rivers released findings for their 33rd annual 10 Most-Endangered Rivers report.
The EPA was founded under a Republican president because of overwhelming bipartisan support for protecting clean air, clean water, and the health of all people living in America.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is threatened by proposed budget cuts, staff attrition, and extreme leadership.
Don’t Be Diverted by Scott Pruitt’s Ethics Scandals: The Real Harm He’s Causing Is to the Environment and Public Health
Scott Pruitt’s ethical woes at EPA, while alarming, should not divert Americans attention from the profound harm he is causing. Moral charges against Trump’s EPA chief obscure real crimes against the American people: Trump’s betrayal by obfuscating EPA’s statutory principles to protect human health and our natural resources.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been swamped by scandal, from taking first class flights at taxpayer expense to living in a lobbyist’s condo.
“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please,” said Mark Twain. But, in a twist that Twain, our most ardent purveyor of American absurdity, couldn’t have predicted, Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Protection Agency takes aim at the underlying scientific facts themselves, creating barriers to citing them and using them to protect us.