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Dec 7, 2016, 7:45pm EST
  • February 28, 2019

    The Senate just confirmed a former coal lobbyist to lead the EPA

    Three things to know about the former coal lobbyist who’s now acting director.

  • September 5, 2018

    EPA watchdog: turns out Scott Pruitt didn’t need 20 security guards

    The former administrator’s bloated security detail was unwarranted, the EPA’s Office of the Inspector General found.

  • August 16, 2018

    The EPA refuted its own bizarre justification for rolling back fuel efficiency standards

    The agency claims it will save lives by making safe cars more affordable. Internal emails showed that the proposal would be more dangerous.

  • August 2, 2018

    Trump is freezing Obama’s fuel economy standards. Here’s what that could do.

    Quantifying the damage to our air and pockets.

  • July 9, 2018

    Scott Pruitt is leaving behind a toxic mess at the EPA

    Pruitt did lasting damage to the agency, and his replacement, Andrew Wheeler, will pick up where Pruitt left off.

  • July 6, 2018

    Tribalism fueled Scott Pruitt’s rise to power — and the scandals that came with it

    As EPA chief, Pruitt was pure Trumpism. But Trumpism couldn’t save him.

  • July 6, 2018

    How Republicans came to embrace anti-environmentalism

    The deep roots of conservative opposition to the environmental state, explained.

  • July 6, 2018

    Scott Pruitt, Trump’s scandal-plagued EPA chief, has resigned

    The resignation came in an especially damning week of revelations about his improprieties.

  • July 5, 2018

    It took 3 hours for the EPA to tell staff they had a new boss

    Staff say they found out about Scott Pruitt from Twitter like the rest of us.

  • July 5, 2018

    Donald Trump, Bill Shine, and the problem with “triggering the libs”

    The Trump White House loves outrage, and Bill Shine will get them plenty of it.

  • July 5, 2018

    Read Scott Pruitt’s totally unapologetic resignation letter

    Pruitt says he’s resigning because of "unrelenting attacks" on him and his family. (He doesn’t mention the corruption scandals.)

  • July 3, 2018

    Report: Pruitt asked staffers to use personal credit cards for his hotel bookings

    Pruitt aides detailed the wide-ranging scope of his abuses.

  • June 25, 2018

    Scott Pruitt’s actions at the EPA have led to more than a dozen investigations

    All of the investigations we know of, explained.

  • June 21, 2018

    Scott Pruitt isn’t the only one spending thousands on “tactical pants”

    They’re basically glorified cargo pants, and they’re beloved by preppers and gun owners alike.

  • June 21, 2018

    Scott Pruitt’s “tactical pants” scandal, very briefly explained

    The administrator’s office had spent nearly $3,000 on "tactical pants" and "tactical polos."

  • June 14, 2018

    A right-wing dark money group called on Trump to fire Scott Pruitt

    More and more Republicans are growing weary of the EPA administrator’s escalating ethics problems.

  • June 10, 2018

    2 key environmental policies Scott Pruitt was dismantling last week amid his scandals

    The EPA is weakening how it devises standards on hazardous chemicals.

  • June 8, 2018

    Scott Pruitt is mired in scandals — but you wouldn’t know it from watching Fox News

    Fox News isn’t turning on Pruitt. It’s ignoring him.

  • June 7, 2018

    Scott Pruitt’s strategy for dealing with his scandals looks a lot like Trump’s

    Never apologize, blame others, berate the media: The EPA’s leader handles controversy much like Trump.

  • June 7, 2018

    “The waste of taxpayer money matters”: Republican lawmakers are getting fed up with Pruitt

    The lotion scandal is just the latest for the embattled EPA administrator.

  • June 7, 2018

    Scott Pruitt’s Ritz-Carlton moisturizing lotion scandal, explained

    No doubt he had his reasons.

  • June 4, 2018

    Scott Pruitt sent an aide on an errand to buy a Trump hotel mattress

    It might be illegal.

  • May 25, 2018

    The EPA’s increasing hostility toward the press, explained

    Why are EPA guards shoving reporters?

  • May 17, 2018

    The scandal-plagued EPA administrator wants contributions to his legal defense fund

    Legal aid for Scott Pruitt could invite more ethics problems.

  • May 16, 2018

    5 lies Scott Pruitt has told about his mounting scandals

    The EPA administrator will face more questions about his spending and ethical offenses at a Senate hearing Wednesday.