Environmental Protection Agency


The EPA Gave Its Website a Pro-Fracking Makeover

A new report from the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative has chronicled the changes the EPA made to its webpage on fracking.
Sarah Emerson
climate change

EPA Submits Proposal to Replace Obama’s Clean Power Plan

The White House just received the EPA’s proposal for replacing the Obama-era climate change rule.
Sarah Emerson
EPA Secretary

Scott Pruitt Is Out and the EPA Is Still Fucked

Scott Pruitt resigned from the EPA today, stepping aside for a Washington insider who fought for coal companies.
Sarah Emerson
climate change

Scott Pruitt Is Right, Climate Change Is Good… For Rich White Guys

This week, the EPA chief questioned whether climate change is "necessarily a bad thing."
Kate Lunau
Outer Limits

Reclaimed Land

Inside Colorado's Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, a former Superfund site that embodies the painful past and uncertain future of nuclear cleanup in America.
Lauren Steele
Hurricane Relief

The Puerto Rican Island the US Military Destroyed Has Been Forgotten After Hurricane Maria

"Currently, people in Vieques are struggling to survive. That needs to be a priority."
Sarah Emerson
Federal Science

EPA Science Advisory Board Nominee: Actually, CO2 Emissions Are Good

“I am sure that many scientists who have lived off of the Global Warming scam are concerned about their future."
Sarah Emerson
Federal Employee Rants

EPA Received Complaint From Employee Calling Donald Trump a 'Fucking Fascist,' Documents Reveal

Someone called the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General and let loose.
Sarah Emerson
Fossil Fuel Pollution

The EPA Just Gave Fossil Fuel Companies More Freedom to Pollute

Under Scott Pruitt, the agency no longer requires oil and gas companies to hand over information about greenhouse gas emissions.
Sarah Emerson
Head of the EPA

The EPA Just Ended Its Gag Order to Tweet Congrats to Scott Pruitt

The Environmental Protection Agency’s first tweet in almost a month was a congratulatory note to its new leader, Scott Pruitt.
Sarah Emerson
Environmental Protection Agency

New Sign at EPA Headquarters Quietly Reminds Staff of Their Whistleblower Rights

A new sign inside the EPA building seems to imply the agency’s communications ban has violated a federal whistleblower statute.
Sarah Emerson
Make the EPA Great Again

This Congressman Wants to Kill the EPA But Also 'Make It Great Again'

Rep. Barry Loudermilk co-sponsored a bill to kill the Environmental Protection Agency. How's he going to make it great again if it doesn't exist?
Sarah Emerson