The Hill reports that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff now must attend classes on how to prevent government leaks—part of an administration-wide effort. In an ironic twist, a memo and other material on the classes were leaked to the press. Not many EPA staffers handle classified information, but Administrator Scott Pruitt is now trying to block them from disclosing “controlled unclassified information.” In response to Pruitt’s pro-polluter policies, employees have already made public various agency plans, memos, climate reports, budget cuts, and details regarding general discord among EPA staff. (Thanks, guys!)
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Scott Pruitt Defends the Indefensible
Expert BlogRhea Suh
Today's budget testimony from the EPA Administrator leaves us wondering who exactly is protecting our environment and health.
Scott Pruitt Wants to Take Us Back to the ’50s
ExplainerUnited StatesBrian Palmer
The incoming head of the EPA believes states should be in charge of their own environmental regulations. Been there, done that, got the oil-soaked T-shirt.
Why We Need the EPA
ExplainerPuerto Rico, New York City, United States, ClevelandBrian Palmer
Let’s not forget what America looked like before we had the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Our rivers caught on fire, our air was full of smog, and it stank (literally).