News Release | Environment America

Scott Pruitt won’t protect our air, water or families

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate voted to approve President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

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Congress’ vote to reject methane rule threatens our health and the climate

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, Congress voted to override the Bureau of Land Management’s methane rule using the Congressional Review Act. The rule, adopted under the Obama Administration, would have limited harmful methane pollution from drilling wells on federal lands.

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Scott Pruitt won’t protect America’s air, water or families

“Americans deserve an EPA administrator who will fight to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the planet we love. Scott Pruitt fails on all these accounts.” -- Margie Alt, Environment America.

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee suspended their own rules to advance  President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

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Final EPA study concludes that fracking operations can contaminate drinking water

Washington, D.C. – In a final report issued today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded that fracking operations can impact drinking water “at each stage in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle”.   The report walks back from a misleading summary statement that fracking poses “no widespread, systemic risks” to drinking water.

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Report: Children and the elderly at risk from "dangerous and close" fracking

Boston, Mass.– More than 650,000 kindergarten through twelfth grade children in nine states attend school within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well, putting them at increased risk of health impacts from dangerous chemicals and air pollution.

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Following national conference, mayors speak out for local control of fracking

INDIANAPOLIS - Following the United States Conference of Mayors here this weekend, over 30 mayors from more than a dozen states issued a statement today urging state and federal leaders to uphold local control of drilling.

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EPA bans fracking wastewater from sewage treatment plants

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has banned fracking wastewater from public sewage plants, citing the inability of these plants to handle toxic and radioactive pollutants.

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Good news: fracking leases canceled outside New Mexico's Chaco Canyon

WASHINGTON, DC -- Yesterday the Obama administration announced it was cancelling lease sales of over 2,000 acres near New Mexico's historic Chaco Canyon. Rachel Richardson, program director of Environment America's Stop Drilling Program issued a statement applauding the move.

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Methane rules a step forward, but short of what's needed

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the Obama administration issued final rules controlling new oil and gas emissions of methane - the greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide. Drilling and fracking operations are the single largest source of the pollutant, which accounts for a quarter of the country’s greenhouse gas pollution.

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Colorado Supreme Court strikes down local fracking bans

DENVER, CO -- Colorado became the latest state to prevent local governments from regulating fracking today, when the state Supreme Court struck down bans in the towns of Longmont and Fort Collins.

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