Probe faults premium travel by former EPA head, bodyguards

Politics 05/16/19, 13:42

The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog urged the agency on Thursday to look into recovering $124,000 in premium travel charges by former EPA head Scott Pruitt and his bodyguards. The EPA's inspector general rejected Pruitt's claims that security concerns warranted ...

Ex-EPA chief Pruitt registers as energy lobbyist in Indiana

U.S. 04/18/19, 20:05

Scott Pruitt, the scandal-ridden former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana on Thursday as fossil-fuels interests there are fighting to block the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants. A lobbying disclosure report for ...

Ethics body questions ex-EPA chief’s $50-a-night condo deal

Politics 03/26/19, 06:53

Federal ethics officials are balking at a $50-a-night Washington condo deal by former Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. The Office of Government Ethics said in a finding posted Tuesday that it would not approve one of Pruitt's last financial disclosure ...

Senate confirms acting EPA chief for permanent role

Enviroment 02/28/19, 13:16

The Senate has confirmed former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite concerns by Democrats and one Republican about regulatory rollbacks he's made in eight months as the agency's acting chief. Senators voted 52-47 on Thursday ...

Senators consider former lobbyist as EPA’s permanent chief

Politics 01/16/19, 00:56

Acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler's past lobbying work is expected to draw scrutiny at his confirmation hearing for the permanent post. A Senate committee on Wednesday will consider Wheeler as President Donald Trump's nominee for EPA administrator. Wheeler has ...

Notable firings and resignations from Trump’s White House

U.S. 10/09/18, 12:22

Notable firings and resignations from President Donald Trump's White House since he took office on Jan. 20, 2017.—Oct. 9: Trump announces U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's resignation, effective at end of the year.—Aug. 29: Trump announces that White House Counsel Don ...

Trump to allow year-round sales of high-ethanol gasoline

U.S. 10/08/18, 20:40

The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel.President Donald Trump is expected to announce ...

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