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EPA Chief Puts Science Back Into Environmental Protection
by Steve Milloy, Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing in the Daily Signal

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt may be just a lawyer, but so far he has done more to bring sound science to the EPA than any scientist ever affiliated with the agency.  And, apparently, he’s just getting started.

An Environmental Lawyer Willing to Work for Free…Actually For One Million Dollars!
by Craig Richardson, E&E Legal President

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) held a panel discussion last week that focused on a parade of local governments that have taken the energy industry to court to pay for damages stemming from climate change.  It was a supposed to be a serious and sober affair – until David Bookbinder decided to weigh in on the subject.

‘Because I said so’
by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing in The Daily Sentinel

A federal judge has ruled that the government must consider reducing mining in America’s top coal-producing region, to fight climate change. Moreover, he ordered the Bureau of Land Management to work with the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, and four other environmental industry groups, to write a new management plan for the region.

Dem George Soros Dumps Big $$$ In California DA’s Races
by Katy Grimes, Senior Media Fellow, as appearing in the Flash Report

The man who broke the Bank of England, Democratic mega-donor George Soros, is using his wealth and influence in United States elections. And now he is trying to flip District Attorney races across the country. The Soros-funded California Justice and Public Safety PAC is investing heavily in the district attorney’s races in Sacramento and San Diego.

Trump and the US need Scott Pruitt to stay at EPA
by Steve Milloy, Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing on

“I do,” President Trump said Thursday afternoon when asked by reporters whether he still has confidence in embattled Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt. And well the president should.  Pruitt has been the most effective appointee in implementing the Trump agenda. If Pruitt is forced out of his job because of charges he behaved unethically, America will suffer.

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