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Chevrolet Dealership Reportedly Backs Out Of Event Where EPA Chief Was Set To Axe Obama Pollution Rules

A Chevrolet dealership in Chantilly, Virginia has reportedly cancelled a planned event hosting EPA Chief Scott Pruitt tomorrow in a claimed effort to avoid the Chevy brand being associated with an expected announcement about the government rolling back Obama-era emissions standards and California’s right to set its…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Trump Administration To Axe Obama-Era MPG Rules While Suggesting A War Against California Is Coming 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt, declared on Monday that Obama-era MPG rules were “wrong” and ordered them to be revised. Helpfully, Pruitt—who has repeatedly questioned the overwhelming scientific consensus on human-driven climate change—offered no specific guidance on how to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Scott Pruitt Took A $2500 Nap And Then Lied About It For a Year

In March of 2017, Scott Pruitt, the Lord King of the EPA, was taking a regal nap in his lobbyist owned condo (we’ll get back to that) when he was supposed to be at work. He wasn’t answering his phone and apparently slept through the frantic knocking and doorbell ringing. So his oversized security …Continue […]

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To Defend Scott Pruitt’s Playboy Spending, Fox News Uses Wing Nut Math

Continuing the pattern of Trump Cabinet appointees flagrantly using taxpayer dollars to live like rock stars, EPA Director Scott Pruitt has been getting raked over the coals for spending over $163,000 in first class, military, and charter flights in just one year. The right, once deeply appalled by …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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EPA Chief Spent Thousands Sweeping Office for Bugs, Buying Biometric Locks

EPA chief, climate denier and oil shill Scott Pruitt has reportedly allotted thousands to preventing leaks from the Environmental Protection Agency, including $3,000 spent to sweep his office for recording bugs. Known for his fiercely frugal stance on government spending, Pruitt’s counter-surveillance measures since…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Because Hillary Clinton Definitely Would Have Dismantled Obama’s Clean Power Plan Rules…

Looking forward to 2018 and 2020, the Democrats need to work together if they want to stop the Trump administration plunging the country and the rest of the planet into an ecological abyss, because shit just got very, very real. From the Atlantic:  Since January, the Trump administration …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Trump Era Will Only Worsen the Climate Crisis By Focusing on Symptoms Over Causes

There’s no way of knowing for certain whether Hurricanes Irma and Harvey would’ve been as destructive had it not been for the climate crisis, as Al Gore calls it. At the very least, however, these and other similarly monstrous weather events are surely a preview of what we can expect from the …Continue reading Continue […]

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The 7 Most Dangerous Republicans Right Now

While pretty much every Republican currently in office is awful, there are seven that stand out from the rest of the crowd. They exemplify everything that’s wrong with the modern right wing and deserve a round of applause for their extraordinary effort to destroy everything good about America with …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Scott Pruitt Wants Some Kind of Strange Climate Change Showdown

EPA head Scott Pruitt has spent the last week insisting that the Trump administration never discussed climate change when debating the decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord on climate change. But now that we’ve withdrawn from that agreement, he thinks it’s a great time to have a public debate in what sounds like…Read more… […]

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Van Jones Wrecks Trump’s Senior Economic Advisor Over Paris Climate Pull Out

EPA director and climate change denier Scott Pruitt told CNN’s Jake Tapper that Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord because the president’s primary concern was “American jobs”, not climate change. Citing a provably false list of statistics, Tapper’s guests that included …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Republican Senators Reportedly Using a Bogus Argument to Convince Trump to Exit the Paris Agreement

Republican senators are reportedly planning to send President Trump a legally dubious letter asking him to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement, a historic accord to combat climate change. Although EPA head Scott Pruitt and others have said they want the US to withdraw, Trump faces intense pressure to stay in,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Republican Senators Reportedly Using a Bogus Argument to Convince Trump to Exit the Paris Agreement

Republican senators are reportedly planning to send President Trump a legally dubious letter asking him to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement, a historic accord to combat climate change. Although EPA head Scott Pruitt and others have said they want the US to withdraw, Trump faces intense pressure to stay in,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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China and India Are Surpassing the Climate Goals the US Can’t Be Bothered to Meet

President Trump’s “America First Energy Plan” will, ironically, put us far behind China and India in the push to modernize our energy grid. China and India are both on track to “overachieve” their Paris Climate Agreement goals of de-carbonizing their energy grids by 2030, according to the Climate Action Tracker study…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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EPA Sacks Advisors Overseeing Scientific Integrity But It’s Fine, Everything’s Fine

On Monday, the Washington Post reports that EPA head Scott Pruitt was behind the dismissal of half of the members of the agency’s Board of Science Counselors. The 18-member board oversees the rigor and integrity of the scientific research guiding policy decisions coming out of the EPA, from climate change to air…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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EPA Officially Removes Its Climate Change Sub-site

Well, it took 100 days but the EPA has finally removed the climate change section of its website. An agency spokesman explained that the information that has been collected on the page over the last 20 years posed a problem because it contradicted the administration’s denial of man-made climate change.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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