Protect Our EPA
This administration is dead-set on dismantling our environmental protections--and one of the most dangerous weapons at his disposal is spending cuts. After being starved of funding for years, the Environmental Protection Agency is now the target of a full-scale assault by the Trump administration, which is pursuing the steepest cuts in the agency’s history.
If they succeed, the EPA as we know it could end, leaving the agency virtually powerless to defend our air, water, and public health from corporate polluters.
We can’t let this happen. To stop this agenda, we need to mobilize quickly and demand that Congress fully fund our environmental protections.
Scott Pruitt’s corruption finally caught up with him. After months of mounting scandals about his cronyism, ethical violations and anti-environmental policies, we finally got rid of him thanks to the thousands of Friends of the Earth activists who fought to protect the Environmental Protection Agency.
We’re keeping Scott Pruitt’s name in headlines so none of his misdeeds go unnoticed. We took a creative turn in calling out his unethical actions, posting hundreds of posters across Washington, D.C. that highlighted his blatant corruption and favoritism of Big Oil.
Over 70 organizations, led by California-based environmental justice groups, sent a letter to President-Elect Biden on Tuesday urging him to reject Mary Nichols as a prospective nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Nichols has served as the Chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) since 2007.
Environmental groups today threatened to sue the Trump administration for failing to fulfill its obligation under the Clean Air Act to curb planet-warming pollution from airplanes.
The EPA’s callous decision endangers communities and threatens our environment. Corporations will now be given free to rein pollute our waterways and put millions of American lives at risk.
Scott Pruitt and Ryan Zinke seemingly handed the EPA and DOI over to corporate polluters. They debased these agencies and endangered public health. Americans are relying on the Democrats to stand up, stop these destructive actions and protect people and the planet.
Wheeler is set to make his first appearance as EPA chief in front of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today. As he testifies, it’s important to remember that Wheeler is still dutifully advancing Pruitt’s anti-environment agenda. Here are four ways that prove Wheeler is nothing more than a…
Wheeler is a former coal lobbyist who is cozy with climate skeptics and fossil fuel interests. After a career of over 25 years in Washington, he has accumulated some truly unsavory connections.