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EPA chief's clean-water rollback shaped by secrecy, luxury travel and handpicked audiences

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Fri, 03/02/2018 (All day)

As Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt jetted around the country last year, regularly flying first or business class at hefty taxpayer expense, his stated mission was often a noble one: to hear from Americans about how Washington could most effectively and fairly enforce the Clean Water Act.

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One year in, Trump's environmental agenda is already taking a measurable toll

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Thu, 01/18/2018 (All day)

A massive coal ash spill near Knoxville, Tenn., in 2008 forever changed life for Janie Clark’s family and left her husband with crippling health problems. So Clark was astounded late last year when she heard what the Environmental Protection Agency had done.

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The Environmental Scandal in Scott Pruitt’s Backyard

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Wed, 12/06/2017 (All day)

ar Creek, Oklahoma, is breathtaking in a terrible way: At one time the world’s deepest source of lead and zinc, the three-town region is now a cratered landscape so poisonous that no one, aside from 10 holdouts, can live there. 

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Goodbye science, hello industry

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Mon, 11/06/2017 (All day)

Rigorous, independent research and analysis should undergird everything the government does. Nowhere is that more true than at the Environmental Protection Agency, which crafts and enforces a wide range of regulations aimed at limiting damage to the environment — and to people — from pollutants.

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EPA Replaced Its Top Science Advisers Without Telling Them

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Wed, 11/01/2017 (All day)

The Environmental Protection Agency dismissed its top science counselors without telling them in advance, two of them told HuffPost on Wednesday.