The President’s budget would debilitate crucial programs that protect and restore wildlife habitat, ensure access to public lands, promote outdoor recreation, and safeguard clean air and clean water.

Collin O’Mara, President and CEO, National Wildlife Federation

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    Op-Ed: 300 Days Of Destruction

    It’s been nearly a year since Trump took office. It hasn’t gone well. After 300 days of lies and incompetency, the Trump train has left the rails of reality.
  • Under Siege: A Disservice to Veterans Whose Livelihoods Are in the Federal Service

    Under Siege: A Disservice to Veterans Whose Livelihoods Are in the Federal Service

    Since the Trump administration and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have been at the helm, the cost that service members have paid to protect all Americans turns out to be steeper than expected.
  • Pruitt is turning his back on transparency at the EPA

    Pruitt is turning his back on transparency at the EPA

    In May 1983, President Ronald Reagan asked me to lead the Environmental Protection Agency for a second time.
  • We cannot weaken the EPA as hurricanes are growing worse

    We cannot weaken the EPA as hurricanes are growing worse

    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.
  • Government Failing Americans: EPA Must Be Fully Funded and Staffed

    Government Failing Americans: EPA Must Be Fully Funded and Staffed

    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

    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.
  • Undermining the Rule of Law at the E.P.A.

    Undermining the Rule of Law at the E.P.A.

    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.
  • EPA is losing sight of its mission to protect Americans

    EPA is losing sight of its mission to protect Americans

    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.
  • Letter: White House threatens climate progress

    Letter: White House threatens climate progress

    A great deal for consumers and American technological leadership is in jeopardy because of the White House’s antipathy toward government agencies that address climate change.
  • Infrastructure can’t wait

    Infrastructure can’t wait

    We are at the height of hurricane season as South Carolinians well know. After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the United States must not only help our sisters and brothers in Texas and Florida, but as a nation, become better prepared for future natural disasters.
  • Mr. President, America’s infrastructure is failing

    Mr. President, America’s infrastructure is failing

    Mr. President, if you want to make America great again, start repairing the nation's failing infrastructure. I am not referring to a narrow list of campaign applause-lines and temporary construction jobs like an alleged border wall and gas and oil pipelines that have more risk than benefit to the American …
  • How President Trump and the EPA’s Scott Pruitt are making America’s environment deadly again

    How President Trump and the EPA’s Scott Pruitt are making America’s environment deadly again

    When Donald Trump ran for president, one pledge he made repeatedly was to reduce regulations and limit the hurdles businesses face when trying to build, expand or operate — including when they affect the environment.
  • Addressing Climate Change Without EPA

    Addressing Climate Change Without EPA

    In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the mission of which is to protect human health and the environment, takes the lead in addressing global climate change.
  • GUEST COLUMN: Clean air, water and land are for the health of all Hoosiers

    GUEST COLUMN: Clean air, water and land are for the health of all Hoosiers

    Indiana residents are at risk of worsening air pollution levels, water contamination and deteriorating quality of life due to an extreme budget and devastating staff cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • The EPA won’t be able to protect anyone without money

    The EPA won’t be able to protect anyone without money

    By John J. O’Grady The president’s pick to lead the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Susan Parker Bodine, certainly has a relevant background for her nomination. However, her philosophical approach to the role of government in protecting human health is not in line with the mission of the …
  • Save drinking water in Michigan

    Save drinking water in Michigan

    Michigan’s clean water infrastructure is failing residents of our state, just as the proposed 2018 budget would dismantle safe drinking water for a few hundred-million citizens nationwide. First and foremost, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a human health agency.
  • Get Ready for a Smoggier, Dirtier, Less Healthy America—Thanks to Trump’s Foolhardy Evisceration of the EPA

    Get Ready for a Smoggier, Dirtier, Less Healthy America—Thanks to Trump’s Foolhardy Evisceration of the EPA

    The Environmental Protection Agency has long been considered one of the world’s leading environmental and human health research organizations. But it is being financially undermined and having its workforce decimated by the Trump administration as it changes the priorities and role science plays.
  • Protect those who protect us and fund the EPA

    Protect those who protect us and fund the EPA

    By John J. O’Grady When Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, she captured the heart of a movement among ordinary citizens concerned about the world in which they found themselves living. They witnessed the devastating impacts of acid rain, dying lakes, foaming streams, flaming rivers and valleys filled with steel drums …