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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Executive Order to Slash Regulations

On the heels of Steve Bannon declaring that the Trump administration selected particular Cabinet nominees to intentionally destroy their federal agencies, President Trump signed an executive order today setting up “regulatory reform officers” and “task forces” within the agencies to help carry out the destruction of regulations. The harsh words the administration chose to describe ...


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Scott Pruitt’s “Federalism” Plan for the Environment is Dangerous

By Jason Aamodt Scott Pruitt’s federalism plan for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a dangerous game of pollution without representation.  Under Mr. Pruitt’s version of “federalism,” environmental protection would be limited by political boundary lines.  One obvious problem with Mr. Pruitt’s crusade is that wind, water and pollution do not respect boundary lines.  Wind ...


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Pruitt Will Help Dismantle Our Environmental Protections

This morning, Republican Senators on the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee green-lit Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator despite objection from all of the Committee’s Democratic Senators. Pruitt’s nomination now goes to the full Senate for an official vote. These concerns over Pruitt’s nomination are well-founded. Pruitt has given misleading and evasive responses to ...


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Iraqi Waterkeepers Impacted By “Muslim Ban”

It has been just a little over a week and the Trump Administration has acted with speed to open the door to fast track Dakota Access Pipeline and welcome the return of Keystone XL, among many other things.  The President’s most damaging action so far is, of course, the Muslim ban – an Executive Order ...


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Correcting Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Record – David Page, Oklahoma Environmental Attorney

By David P. Page I have practiced environmental law in Oklahoma for over 30 years. During this time Mr. Pruitt has, with regard to environmental issues, done more than any other Oklahoma Attorney General to protect the polluter, and has done the least of any other Oklahoma Attorney General to protect the “common man” or ...


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Scott Pruitt is unfit to serve as EPA Administrator

Waterkeeper Alliance Senior Attorney Kelly Foster spoke as an expert witness on a panel discussion held last Tuesday by Senate Democrats on the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) regarding the nomination of Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator. As the former Environmental Protection Unit Chief in the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, ...


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ACT NOW: EPA Is In Danger

Yesterday, Senate Democrats on the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hosted a panel discussion to further examine U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt’s environmental record and highlight his lack of qualifications needed to lead the agency. Waterkeeper Alliance’s Senior Attorney Kelly Foster spoke as an expert witness; as ...


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EPA Media Freeze Puts Lives At Risk

Yesterday, the Trump administration ordered specific prohibitions banning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from issuing press releases, blog updates or posts to the agency’s social media accounts. President Trump’s order to EPA will have serious consequences for American communities. As a former firefighter and certified hazardous material first responder, as well as someone who ...