Tag: Scott Pruitt
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Danny McAuliffeJune 19, 2018
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Environmental and activist groups are criticizing the state for drafting in secrecy the details of a new permitting process to build in Florida’s wetlands. In a letter Monday addressed to Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein, environmental groups Audubon Florida and 1000 Friends of Florida alongside the League of Women Voters called for a more […]

Ryan NicolJune 6, 2018
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A new ad is supporting Congressman Carlos Curbelo‘s work to address the effects of climate change. The 30-second spot, released by The Alliance for Climate Solutions, replays pieces of a speech the South Florida Republican gave on the House floor regarding the conversation around climate change. “Enough of the demagoguery. Enough of the fact-less conversation. Let’s focus on […]

Peter SchorschAugust 23, 2017
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Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt announced Wednesday that Alabamian Trey Glenn has been tapped as the Environmental Protection Agency’s new regional administrator in the Southeast. “Trey Glenn will bring invaluable experience as regional administrator having spent over two decades working in the field of environmental and regulatory policy,” Pruitt said. “Mr. Glenn will help […]

Mitch PerryMay 30, 2017
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Sarasota Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan wants President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement, the landmark climate change document officially ratified last year by the U.S. and 194 other signatories. Although Trump said this past weekend that he was still considering whether to remain in the pact, Axios reported this weekend that it’s […]

Mitch PerryMay 18, 2017
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Congressman Ted Deutch is sponsoring legislation to close an ethics loophole in the appointment process for high-ranking government officials. The Conflicts from Political Fundraising Act would require nominees to disclose whether they have solicited or contributed funds for political purposes to 527 political action committees, or tax-exempt groups formed under sections 501(c)(4) or 501(c)(6) of the tax […]

Mitch PerryMarch 15, 2017
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Tampa Representative Kathy Castor is one of six Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee who reached out to the EPA inspector general earlier this week, calling on him to investigate the agency’s conflict of interest policies and procedures in the wake of reports of a close relationship between industry groups and EPA Administrator Scott […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 16, 2017
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Citing his close ties to the oil industry, Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson said Thursday that he will be voting against Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. “It’s been well documented that the president’s pick is a friend of the oil industry,” Nelson said on the floor of the Senate. […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 2, 2017
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Scott Pruitt is one step closer to being the next leader of the Environmental Protection Agency. On Thursday, Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted 11-0 to confirm Pruitt, who serves as Oklahoma Attorney General. Democrats on the committee boycotted the vote. Pruitt, a climate change skeptic, was one of 14 attorneys general suing the EPA over […]


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