Scott Pruitt

What are the implications of Scott Pruitt as the potential director of the Environmental Protection Agency? Our experts and analysts weigh in.

Scott Pruitt Will Restrict the EPA’s Use of Legitimate Science

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

The EPA is reportedly on the verge of restricting the science that EPA can use in decision-making and I’m livid. Read more >

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Photo: Steve Garvie

EPA Quietly Moves to Allow More Toxic Air Pollution that Causes Cancer

, Climate Scientist

A recent move by the EPA puts communities across the country at risk. By rolling back a key policy that protects people against cancer-causing air pollutants, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is exposing us all to more toxic air. Read more >

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Scott Pruitt Ensnares the Clean Power Plan in More Red Tape

, Energy analyst

For a man who swears to be laser-focused on ridding the world of regulatory red tape, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt sure has a funny way of showing it.

Indeed, Mr. Pruitt appears to be something of a red tape-generating savant.

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An X-ray showing the affected lungs from acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which can be triggered by air pollution. Photo: Wikimeda

Science Alert to EPA Chief Pruitt: Pollution Kills People

, executive director

The science is clear—pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today. This is not the time to roll back efforts to control pollution. Read more >

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke refused to meet with National Park System Advisory Board members last year, prompting most of them to quit. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

From National Parks to the EPA, Trump Administration Stiff-Arms Science Advisers

, senior writer

The Trump administration’s testy relationship with science reminds me of that old saying: Advice is least heeded when most needed. Read more >

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