“Putting a coal lobbyist like Andrew Wheeler in charge of the EPA is like giving a bank robber the keys to the vault,” said Matthew Gravatt, the associate legislative director of the Sierra Club, one of nine environmental groups that called on senior Republicans to delay Wheeler’s confirmation hearings. “Wheeler...
This month’s Other Voices forum takes a deep dive into Scott Pruitt’s damaging assault on environmental regulations, what activists and states are doing to stop or limit that damage, and what it will take in the future to reverse the destructive actions.
It’s been a little over a year since Scott Pruitt took control of the Environmental Protection Agency. In that time, he’s undermined dozens of regulations on air and water pollution, made major cuts to agency staff, and curtailed enforcement of environmental rules.
Any senator who votes for the Scott Pruitt nomination before we see all the documents Pruitt spent 2 years hiding is engaging in a cover-up.