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Pruitt: Trump asked, 'Should we shut down the agency?'

Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt delved into his legacy at his official portrait unveiling last month and recalled discouraging Donald Trump, then the president-elect, from shutting down the agency.
EPA broke rules in shake-up of science panels, federal watchdog says
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EPA broke rules in shake-up of science panels, federal watchdog says

The Government Accountability Office found that the administration “did not consistently ensure” that appointees to E.P.A. advisory boards met federal ethics requirements.
E.P.A. experts objected to ‘misleading’ agency smog decision, emails show

E.P.A. experts objected to ‘misleading’ agency smog decision, emails show

One agency scientist expressed “disbelief” over a 2018 decision to exempt most of southeastern Wisconsin from federal limits on smog.
Andrew Wheeler, who continued environmental rollbacks, is confirmed to lead E.P.A.
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Andrew Wheeler, who continued environmental rollbacks, is confirmed to lead E.P.A.

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Andrew R. Wheeler to be the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, giving oversight of the nation's air and water to a former coal lobbyist and seasoned Washington insider.

Peter Dykstra: Year in review — Measuring the US government’s 2018 footprint ... on Mother Nature’s throat
Credit: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Peter Dykstra: Year in review — Measuring the US government’s 2018 footprint ... on Mother Nature’s throat

Some of the worst outrages of the year

The year saw President Donald Trump's promised multi-front assault on environmental values, regulations and science bear some toxic fruit.

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Ryan Zinke, Into the Sunset
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Ryan Zinke, Into the Sunset

The secretary of the Interior departs under a cascade of ethics investigations.
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