Disqualifying: EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Misled Senators | NRDC

Jan 25, 2017, NRDC’s John Wilke writes: “I presented the following testimony at a Senate Democratic roundtable explaining two reasons why Mr. Pruitt [Trump’s nominee Scott Pruitt, Attorney General of Oklahoma] is unfit to be EPA Administrator: (1) he misrepresented his positions and misled Senators during his confirmation hearing; and (2) he has stated his …

PIELC | Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference is the premier annual gathering for environmentalists worldwide, and is distinguished as the oldest and largest… Source: PIELC | Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (Join us in attending. Yes, we will be carpooling so drop us a line.-ed.) Announcing PIELC 2017: One Cause, One Voice Over the last 35 …

Help guide Ecology’s closure of the “Startup-Shutdown-Malfunction” Loophole

EPA has directed the states to close a loophole in the clean air laws that allowed factories to sidestep responsibility if it could be said that their excess emissions happened when equipment was Starting up, Shutting down or Malfunctioning, aka the “SSM Loophole.” WA Dept of Ecology has an advisory committee, open to anyone, that …

Today, Ecology issues final updated Clean Air Rules for WA State

This morning WA Dept of Ecology sent out this letter announcing their final version of their updated implementation of the federal Clean Air Act rules (aka “SIP”=State Implementation Plan). PTAW and numerous other environmental groups submitted comments critiquing it as kow-towing too much to corporate interests (link to comments is in the letter below). You …