EPA climate policy

Niina Heikkinen



Niina is a reporter with Climatewire and joined the company in 2015. She covers the shifting world of climate policy at U.S. EPA under the Trump administration, following changes from Capitol Hill to the scientist's workbench. She has previously covered agriculture, fisheries and biofuels, with a focus in scientific research and ecological conservation. Before joining the E&E News staff, she was a reporting fellow for Climatewire. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and dual bachelor's degrees in animal science (with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine) and journalism from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Congress could impeach Pruitt. It's not likely

President Trump has publicly shown little interest in ousting the scandal-plagued head of EPA. Could Congress do it for him? Calls for Scott Pruitt's impeachment have increased as the EPA administrator faces a mounting list of allegations of professional misconduct.