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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Pruitt Resignation

In response to the resignation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator, Waterkeeper Alliance Executive Director Marc Yaggi has issued the following statement: “Amidst the many scandalous actors of the Trump administration, there has been none more dangerous to the American public’s health than Scott Pruitt. Aside from his ethics violations, Pruitt’s devotion to polluters has ...


3 Ways EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Protects Polluters Instead of Public Health

This article was made possible by the readers and supporters of AlterNet. Pruitt’s disastrous policies threaten the safety of the nation’s air and water, jeopardizing public health. The latticework of alleged ethics violations swirling around U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt certainly calls into question his fitness to serve our country. Far more dangerous, ...


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Tell Us Your Pollution Story

Over the past year and a half, we have seen an unprecedented number of attacks on public protections from both the Trump Administration and some members of Congress. Many of these attempts have been carried out at the behest of two powerful industries: the fossil fuel industry, and industrial agriculture. These industries see rolling back ...


Scott Pruitt: Get Smart

Maxwell Smart and Scott Pruitt share two things in common: bumbling ineptitude and a love of top-secret phones, albeit a shoe phone in Mr. Smart’s case. Unlike Mr. Pruitt, however, Mr. Smart always worked for the common good, deploying his ineptitude to save the day. With his gross incompetence, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator ...


Waterkeepers Fight Coal Ash Rollbacks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public hearing in Virginia last week on their proposed revisions to the federal coal ash disposal standards—one of the largest sources of toxic water pollution in the United States. Grand Riverkeeper Earl Hatley, Altamaha Riverkeeper Jenifer Hilburn, and Mobile Baykeeper Casi Callaway, Staff Attorney Larissa Liebmann, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Ted Evgeniadis, Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks, and Potomac Riverkeeper Network Vice President ...


EPA needs a leader — not Scott Pruitt | Dive Into Democracy

Today, Waterkeeper Alliance and nearly 100 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to take action to remove Scott Pruitt from his position as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Many are currently focused on Pruitt’s questionable judgment and deregulatory efforts, but there is a much more serious issue ...


Waterkeeper Alliance Urges Congress to Pressure Trump to Remove and Replace Scott Pruitt

Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates across U.S. join effort Waterkeeper Alliance and 94 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates across the United States sent a letter today to 535 Members of Congress asking for Congress to take urgent action to pressure the Trump administration to remove and replace Scott Pruitt as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator.   The ...


Don’t Let CAFOs Hide Their Pollution | Dive Into Democracy

A few weeks ago, the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on the “Agriculture Creates Real Employment (ACRE) Act” (S. 2663). Some members of Congress want to give concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) more free passes to pollute. These industrial-scale facilities create massive amounts of animal waste, which, if improperly managed, ...


It’s Time for Pruitt to Go | Dive Into Democracy

From the second that President Trump nominated Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Waterkeeper Alliance warned that he was a disastrous choice. Now, as more details about Pruitt’s self-interested and destructive decision-making are coming to light, Congress should take action to remove him from his position of power. Our well-founded ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance’s Statement on Pruitt’s Leaked Memo

In a memo by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Pruitt decreed that he, rather than EPA experts, will now determine which waterways will be protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 dredge and fill permitting program as “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). “Everyone understands Scott Pruitt has spent many years, first ...