Republicans Introduce Bill to "Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency"
President Donald Trump briefly advocated abolishing the EPA while running for president, but backed off that position and later said he was in favor of keeping it. He is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate, in Republican control after last November's election, but a date for the vote has not been set. "And the states have an equally important role in protecting the environment and their own states".
"As of 02/06/2017 text has not been received for H.R.861 - To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency". A coalition of almost two-dozen conservative advocacy groups has backed his nomination, insisting that Pruitt has "demonstrated his commitment to upholding the Constitution and ensuring the EPA works for American families and consumers". The suit alleges Pruitt has failed to respond to multiple records requests seeking access to more than 3,000 emails with Koch Industries and other coal, oil, and gas corporations, as well as the corporate-funded Republican Attorney General's Association (RAGA).
The protests were part of an all-out assault Monday by current and former EPA employees against the Trump administration.
An EPA administrator sent a letter in November to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, saying a magnitude 5.0 natural disaster happened despite state and federal action to curb wastewater injection. "No agency has more integrity when it comes to using science and being transparent than the EPA".
Organizer Nicole Cantello, chief steward of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 704, said employees are alarmed by Pruitt's nomination and Trump's environmental rhetoric overall. Agency officials had sent out an ethics advisory that gave current employees guidance on what they could and could not do "when acting for their free speech rights", Cantello added.
In the build up to the issuing of the legislation to congress, Congressman Matt Gaetz had said that if his legislation were to pass, all of its activities would fall under different state entities in order to prevent people from experiencing the "oppressive jurisdiction of the EPA".
The letter highlighted Pruitt's "record and public statements", which it said "strongly suggest" that he does not agree with the agency's guiding principles or vision. While Gaetz is confident that environmental regulatory power would simply shift to the states if the EPA is disbanded, legal experts told the News Journal that might not be the case.
Shortly after they were put to death a suicide bomber attacked a minibus carrying court employees during the morning rush hour. The BBC also reported that the bomber targeted the auto park of the court compound, reports say.
Pruitt has sued the EPA repeatedly to prevent it from enforcing the law and even from relying on clear scientific evidence. Suh urges the full Senate to reject Pruitt's nomination because he's "uniquely unfit for the job".
But the treatment plant's output required testing before the utility could safely advise customers to use their water again. MORE: No water at UNC, students respond on social mediaBusiness owners affected by the emergency were clearly frustrated.
According to The Hill , Murkowski spoke after Collins and said she too would be unable to vote for DeVos' confirmation. They also said they're concerned with DeVos' lack of knowledge about a 40-year-old law governing special education.
One such man was Frederick Douglass , the ex-slave turned abolitionist, author, suffragist, editor and diplomat. Douglass, who died in 1895, is getting a lot of attention and praise this week for doing an "amazing" job.
Her relationship with close friend, Choi Soon-sil reportedly led to the latter's growing influence and financial benefits. Ban, during a hastily arranged news conference, said he was disappointed by the country's political establishment.
The deal will help Three grow its spectrum capacity which might come in handy for launching 5G services in the future. This spectrum can not now be used for mobile services, but has been earmarked as possible bands for 5G services.
But despite the history between the two players, LeBron said he'd have no problem with Stephenson joining the roster. Farmar played in two games for the Sacramento Kings this season before Darren Collison returned from his suspension.
With the inquiry gathering pace, party officials began to wonder whether, and how, they might replace him. The poll was carried out online on Monday and Tuesday among 974 people. "I'm confident, I'm unperturbed".
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'Sharkwater' documentary director Rob Stewart found dead
Rob Stewart also directed and produced the 2012 documentary Revolution , which focused on other threats to the environment. Stewart's team is fundraising and looking for volunteers via Stewart's Twitter account to continue the search.
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Pet snake gets stuck in woman's gauged earlobe
An Oregon woman wound up with an unwanted accessory after her pet snake chose to crawl through a piercing in her ear. Turns out Bart was hanging out on her shoulders when Glawe thought he started attacking her head.