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Donald Trump 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 Trump succeeds, he could end the EPA as we know it, 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.

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Stopping Scott Pruitt
Stopping Scott Pruitt

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.

Holding Scott Pruitt Accountable
Holding Scott Pruitt Accountable

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.

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EPA Sued for Records of Andrew Wheeler Meetings With Oil Lobbyists

The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth sued the Environmental Protection Agency today for refusing to release public records concerning meetings and communications with the lobbying firm Faegre Baker Daniels, the former employer of EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler.

Senate must reject Andrew Wheeler for EPA Administrator

Andrew Wheeler is a puppet of the fossil fuel industry and a disaster for the EPA. As Acting Administrator, Wheeler has continued Scott Pruitt’s toxic agenda and opened the EPA’s doors even wider to corporate polluters.

Pruitt’s EPA decisions should be suspended until corruption investigations are complete

Every piece of policy Scott Pruitt touched must be frozen in its tracks. Pruitt may be gone, but his toxic corruption at the EPA will live on if Congress fails to act.

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Andrew Wheeler: Pruitt and industry puppet
Andrew Wheeler: Pruitt and industry puppet

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…

Three things to know about Andrew Wheeler and the company he keeps
Three things to know about Andrew Wheeler and the company he keeps

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.

Falling dominoes: Are Scott Pruitt’s scandals finally catching up to him?
Falling dominoes: Are Scott Pruitt’s scandals finally catching up to him?

Scandals have plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt since he first took office in 2017. From first class travel to huge raises for his closest aides, Pruitt has abused his position and wasted our tax dollars enriching himself, his family and his friends.