The Environmental Protection Agency will soon propose plans to make it much easier for oil and gas companies to release methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere, according to a report in The New York Times.The newspaper, citing agency documents that have not yet been made public, said the EPA will propose loosening an Obama-era rule that mandates energy … [Read more...] about Environmental Protection Agency reportedly set to slash Obama-era methane restrictions
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caption Former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt (right) source Brendan McDermid/Reuters After months of ethics scandals, Scott Pruitt resigned as head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday. In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump announced Pruitt’s resignation and said deputy EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler would take his place for now. … [Read more...] about Scott Pruitt just resigned as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Here’s what we know about the man replacing him.
Scott Pruitt has resigned as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, amid a slew of scandals involving everything from luxury travels to rampant conflicts of interest. Second-in-command Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, will become acting director of the EPA come Monday, according to President Donald Trump. Since his appointment, Pruitt has come under fire for a … [Read more...] about Scott Pruitt out as head of the Environmental Protection Agency
Soon after taking office on Feb. 17, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt set out to revamp his agency's websites in order to take down longstanding information on climate science and policy. This included the agency's authoritative resources on climate science findings and data, a climate change for kids page, and a website detailing the landmark … [Read more...] about EPA administrator Scott Pruitt kept close tabs on scrubbing agency’s climate websites, documents show
The U.S. Congress is currently gridlocked over a spending plan for the next fiscal year, and if they don’t reach an agreement by midnight tonight the government will shutdown. But what would that mean for science and tech agencies? A lot of scientific experiments in the U.S. run through some kind of government agency, whether that means awarding grants for research or … [Read more...] about What Happens to U.S. Science and Tech Agencies During a Shutdown?