Scott Pruitt

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Capitol Hill January 18, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

EPA Head Says CO2 Isn't Primary Contributor to Climate Change

However, 97 percent of climate scientists agree it is.

 Mustafa Ali, former EPA environmental justice official, speaks on human rights and the environment during an event by the Wilson Center on June 22, 2016.

Senior EPA Environmental Justice Official Leaves Agency, Joins Hip Hop Caucus

Mustafa Ali has been with the agency for 24 years. 

Hubert Roberson wears a mask to a prayer service before participating in a national mile-long march to highlight the push for clean water in Flint, Michigan, February 19, 2016. Communities like Flint would be impacted by this office's elimination.

ICYMI: EPA Proposed Budget Cuts Include Eliminating Environmental Justice Office

John Coequyt of the Sierra Club: “To cut the environmental justice program at EPA is just racist.”

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt does a television interview at the U.S. Capitol before President Donald Trump delivers a speech to a joint session of Congress on February 28, 2017.

EPA No Longer Requires Methane Emissions Information from Oil and Natural Gas Companies

The agency started requiring the information in May 2016 as a step towards decreasing greenhouse gases.

President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on February 28, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Trump Orders EPA to Replace Clean Water Rule, Which May Jeopardize What Comes Out of the Tap

The agricultural industry is cheering the president’s move.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt address employees at the agency's headquarters February 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Pruitt, long a critic of the EPA, faced a contentious confirmation fight in the Senate.

New EPA Head Discusses Removing Environmental Regulations

Scott Pruitt has stressed that the Clean Power Plan and the Clean Air Act’s Water of the United States rule are first in line to be cut.

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt,, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Capitol Hill January 18, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

EPA Head's Past Emails With Fossil Fuel Industry Confirm Close Ties

Scott Pruitt released 7,564 pages of emails to the Center for Media and Democracy.

Pruitt Addresses EPA Staff, Talks Energy and Regulation

The new EPA administrator discusses how he wants the agency to be pro-energy and pro-environment.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on January 18, 2017, in D.C.

Senate Approves Scott Pruitt to Head the Environmental Protection Agency

The vote was not along party lines.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Capitol Hill January 18, 2017.

Former and Current EPA Employees Denounce Trump's Pick for Top Administrator

Hundreds are speaking out and have sent a letter to the Senate protesting confirmation of Scott Pruitt. 

Chairman Sen. John Barrasso of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee speaks to members of the media after a meeting to vote on the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator February 1, 2017.

Senate Committee Confirms EPA Administrator Without Democratic Support

Scott Pruitt is a climate skeptic who has sued the EPA

President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), on Capitol Hill January 6, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

WATCH: Climate-Change Denying EPA Nominee Testifies Before Senate

Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt faces the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to confirm his position as EPA administrator for the Trump Administration.

#DayAgainstDenial Actions Happening Across the U.S. To Protest Trump Cabinet Picks

People are calling on the Senate to reject the President-elect’s nominees, most of whom deny climate change.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt arrives at Trump Tower on December 7, 2016, in New York City. The president-elect announced today that Pruitt would head the EPA.

3 Things People of Color Need to Know About Trump's EPA Pick

Scott Pruitt is anti immigration, antiObamacare and anti criminal justice reform—and he doesn’t believe in the idea of human-made climate change.

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