Pruitt scandals, but few other concerns, loom over EPA picks
Democratic senators yesterday raised few concerns about President Trump's picks for two top EPA posts and a seat on the Consumer Product Safety Commission, making their confirmations more likely in a narrowly divided chamber.
Career staff warned cuts would cripple research office
EPA career officials warned the Trump administration last year that its proposed staffing changes and budget shortfalls could undermine the agency's scientific research, documents show.
Carper, Inhofe spar over Pruitt at confirmation hearing
Arguments over EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's scandals, and the media's coverage of them, overshadowed a Senate confirmation hearing this morning for two nominees who hope to help him lead the agency.
Chemical safety advocate dies at 47
The founder of a public health coalition that played a central role in strengthening U.S. chemical safety standards died Saturday.
Pruitt science plan may block use of major Harvard study
Harvard University is working on an international survey that researchers believe could revolutionize the world's understanding of how buildings affect public health.