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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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European Space Agency releases 1st image from Mars orbiter 26.4.2018 Washington Post: World
The European Space Agency has released the first image taken by its Trace Gas Orbiter showing the ice-covered edge of a vast Martian crater.
Scott Pruitt Knew Exactly Who to Blame for His Ethical Lapses 26.4.2018 Mother Jones
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt walked in smiling when he arrived for his House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing that was ostensibly about the EPA budget but was dominated instead by questions about his ethics and conduct during his 16 months at the agency. Pruitt knew he’d face questions not just from Democrats but his own party about […]
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The Daily 202: Michael Cohen will take the Fifth. Trump has said innocent people don’t do that. 26.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
A new poll shows most Americans think Mueller will find Trump committed criminal or impeachable offenses.
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Scott Pruitt Is Killing Us 26.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Pruitt Unveils Controversial "Transparency" Rule Limiting What Research EPA Can Use , Washington Post, 04/24/2018 That last one is a real doozy: "A chorus of scientists and public health groups warn that the rule would effectively block the EPA from relying on long-standing, landmark studies on the harmful effects of air pollution and pesticide exposure," reports the Post. In short, Pruitt is attacking basic science itself. Some of these reports used the personal medical data of patients, and so were not made public. This kind of data was previously used to link leaded gasoline to neurological disorders and air pollution deaths. This kind of data, in other words, saved many lives. This decision, like many others Pruitt has made, will eventually come with a body count. Anthropogenic climate change is fact, according to the US National Academy of Sciences and the UK's Royal Society's most recent report . It bluntly explains the evidence "that the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have ...
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How to end the Trump presidency 26.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
How to end the Trump presidency
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Denver police seeking missing endangered woman 26.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
Denver police are asked for help in locating a 58-year-old endangered woman who wears an eye patch and uses a cane.
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Busted traffic signal at Colfax, I-225 caused multiple accidents, mess for morning commute 26.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
The Aurora Police Department is asking morning commuters to avoid the area near Colfax Avenue and Interstate 225 after busted traffic lights have caused multiple accidents around 8 a.m.
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Watch live: EPA chief Scott Pruitt testifies before House panel 26.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
The Energy 202: House Republicans divided on whether to turn up the heat on Scott Pruitt 26.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: House Republicans divided on whether to turn up the heat on Scott Pruitt
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Scott Pruitt braces for tough questions at double hearings with lawmakers 26.4.2018 Washington Post
The House hearings were scheduled to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget. But lawmakers are poised to question Pruitt about the escalating controversies surrounding him in recent weeks.
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Morning Bits: Fuddy-duddy Congress needs a makeover 26.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Morning Bits: Fuddy-duddy Congress needs a makeover
President Trump has disrupted his own ability to govern 26.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The president who thinks of himself as outside the box has boxed himself in.
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EPA chief faces Capitol Hill grilling over ethical missteps 26.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces potentially make-or-break hearings Thursday on Capitol Hill, where he is expected to be peppered with questions about spending and ethics scandals that have triggered bipartisan calls for his ouster.
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Trump's EPA chief may face tough questions on Capitol Hill 26.4.2018 LA Times: Environment

How much longer the embattled chief of the Environmental Protection Agency holds onto his job could hinge on how sharp are the knives out for him Thursday on Capitol Hill.

Scott Pruitt will spend the day fielding some angry questions from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Members of Congress...

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EPA Administrator Faces Grilling on Capitol Hill 26.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt faces an all-day grilling on Capitol Hill Thursday, as the White House weighs his performance amid allegations involving his spending habits and ethics.
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EPA chief heads to Capitol Hill as inquiries by White House signal his shaky status 26.4.2018 Washington Post
In two budget hearings Thursday, Scott Pruitt is likely to be grilled over allegations of unethical behavior, wasteful spending and several controversial decisions.
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Denver man suspected of sexually assaulting child in woman’s public restroom in Centennial 26.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
A 20-year-old Denver man is suspected of sexually assaulting a child in a public restroom in Centennial.
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Hinkley High School was on lockdown as police checked surrounding area for potential gunman 26.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Hinkley High School was on lockdown Wednesday afternoon as police search the area for a potential gunman.
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Weld man accused of bias-motivated crime after threatening couple with a knife, accusing them of being immigrants, police say 26.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
A Weld man could face multiple charges -- including a misdemeanor bias motivated charge — after police say he threw rocks at cars belonging to a man and woman, then broke their mailbox and swung a knife at them while yelling racial comments.
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