Post Tagged with: "Scott Pruitt"

Where Do Major Reform Efforts Stand Following Pruitt’s Exit from EPA?

Where Do Major Reform Efforts Stand Following Pruitt’s Exit from EPA?

August 22, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Mike Keegan On July 5, President Donald Trump tweeted that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt had resigned from his position as the head of the agency. The acting administrator is now Andrew Wheeler, who previously served as deputy administrator. Wheeler has pledged to implement Pruitt’s agendaRead More

Pruitt out at EPA as scandals mount

Pruitt out at EPA as scandals mount

July 9, 2018 at 11:15 am 0 comments

Scott Pruitt is out as the nation’s top environmental chief. President Donald J. Trump announced in a July 5 tweet he has accepted Pruitt’s resignation as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The news comes amid growing controversy over ethical questions regarding Pruitt. Trump also announced deputy administrator AndrewRead More

EPA announces new funding for water infrastructure projects

EPA announces new funding for water infrastructure projects

April 9, 2018 at 7:10 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submitRead More

House Dems call on EPA’s Pruitt to resign

House Dems call on EPA’s Pruitt to resign

April 9, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

President Donald Trump is fielding letters from Democrats in the House of Representatives who have called on the president to either fire U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt or urge him to resign. Scrutiny against Pruitt has reached a new high in recent days as the EPA chief has faced criticismRead More

Water sector to Pruitt: Continue funding for WaterSense

Water sector to Pruitt: Continue funding for WaterSense

May 4, 2017 at 8:30 am 0 comments

In April, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) cosigned two separate letters addressed to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, asking that he continue funding for the agency’s WaterSense program. The first letter is under the banner of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, and is signed by 187 organizations,Read More

Scott Pruitt confirmed as EPA chief

Scott Pruitt confirmed as EPA chief

February 17, 2017 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

The Senate voted 52-46 on Friday to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Republicans moved forward with Pruitt’s confirmation despite a last-minute push from Democrats and environmentalists to delay the vote. Pruitt’s confirmation came a day after an Oklahoma county districtRead More

Senate EPW advances Pruitt nomination

Senate EPW advances Pruitt nomination

February 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

Earlier this month, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted 11-0 to advance Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for full consideration by the Senate. While some Democrats boycotted the committee, Republicans voted to suspend the rule requiring twoRead More

Pruitt supports WIFIA, SRFs following confirmation hearing

Pruitt supports WIFIA, SRFs following confirmation hearing

January 30, 2017 at 7:25 am 0 comments

Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma attorney general and President Trump’s nominee to head up the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), expressed strong support for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program and the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) in his written responses to questions submitted byRead More

How could Trump’s EPA nominee affect water?

How could Trump’s EPA nominee affect water?

January 3, 2017 at 10:22 am 1 comment

In December, President-elect Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If confirmed by Congress, Pruitt — a Republican and frequent opponent of President Obama’s environmental policies — would oversee the 15,000-employee agency and could undo several regulationsRead More