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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's 'Days Are Numbered' for Ethics Violations

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s ‘Days Are Numbered’ for Ethics Violations

April 25, 2018

The ethics violations of Scott Pruitt keep mounting and now he has become too toxic for even the White House, says Todd Paglia, executive director of Stand Earth

Delinquent $13.8 Billion Pipeline Company Receives Minor Fine For Major Oil Spill

March 31, 2018

In the last 12 years, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, who manage one of the largest petroleum pipeline networks in the U.S., has had 61 incidents, 12 of which have been in Indiana, including recent spill of 42,000 gallons of diesel. In the same week they had to pay fine of $300 thousand for spill last year…

EPA Sued for Removing Independent Scientists from its Advisory Board

March 19, 2018

EPA Director Scott Pruitt says that he should be able to choose his own advisors, but Pruitt is giving corporate scientists priority, undermining the public’s health. We speak to Barbara Gottlieb of Physicians for Social Responsibility, the leading plaintiff in the case

Trump’s Budget and Infrastructure Plans Threaten Environment

February 14, 2018

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune says that both proposals will create more pollution and exacerbate climate change, serving fossil fuel donors’ interests at the expense of the environment

Is Scott Pruitt’s EPA Violating Federal Ethics Laws?

August 20, 2017

Nick Surgey, Senior Fellow with the Center for Media and Democracy discusses California’s lawsuit against the EPA under the Freedom of Information Act and Scott Pruitt’s conflict of interest in his ties to the corporate elite’s climate denial group, ALEC

Green Groups Sue EPA Over Loophole for Big Polluters in Texas

July 29, 2017

Environmental groups filed five lawsuits against the EPA after state records showed the oil and gas industry illegally emitted 500 million pounds of pollutants but were only fined 3% of the 25,000 pollution incidents

Massive Cuts to EPA Threaten Communities Already Suffering From Pollution, Climate Change

March 22, 2017

NAACP’s Jacqui Patteron says existing protections we weren’t sufficiently providing safeguards for communities that have been affected by recent water crises, which demonstrates the need for stronger regulations rather than rolling them back

Trump’s EPA Cuts Would Gut Programs for Hazardous Waste Cleanup

March 8, 2017

The administration’s attacks on environmental regulation will expose low-income communities of color to greater levels of pollution, says Environmental Integrity Project Executive Director Eric Schaeffer

Ralph Nader Report

December 14, 2014
Consumer advocate and activist Ralph Nader says the Democratic party is incapable of defending the American people from the worst Republican party in history

Congress to Pass Temporary Tax Breaks for Big Business for 15 Years Straight

December 12, 2014

Bush-era corporate tax breaks remain despite a continued slow economic recovery and account for more than $44 billion of lost revenue