A FORMER EPA ENFORCER SPEAKS OUT Under the platitudes of “budget cuts,” we all lose valuable protections for our health. I know, because I recently retired after spending 27 years as a lawyer at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). I’ve watched high-level policy discussions miss the realities of my work on-the-ground with industrial facilities and … Read moreWhat Cutting EPA Enforcement Means – and What You Can Do About It.
Former EPA career attorneys today sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt “to correct the many mistakes of law and fact” in his October 16 directive and explanation concerning settlement of lawsuits brought against the agency. The lawyers explain how the directive will harm the American people and the fair and efficient operations of … Read moreFormer EPA Lawyers Critique “Sue-and-Settle” Directive
The Trump/Pruitt team has released its roadmap for EPA. What is strategic planning? A systematic process of envisioning a desired future, and translating this vision into broadly defined goals or objectives and a sequence of steps to achieve them. Strategic plans create a framework for accountability between the Agency, Congress and the American people. … Read morePruitt’s Strategic Plan for EPA – and Why It Matters
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt defended the Trump Administration’s massive cuts to the EPA budget before a key House subcommittee on Thursday. The plan to dismantle our environmental protections was not well received – by either party. Bloomberg reports: The criticism of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt at a budget hearing Thursday illustrates the difficulty Trump … Read moreProposed EPA Budget Cuts Meet Stiff Bipartisan Resistance from House Appropriations Subcommittee