Across the nation, utilities continue to announce the planned shutdown of nuclear power plants. Early retirement of these crumbling, outrageously expensive and dangerous plants is long overdue. But will they be replaced by polluting natural gas plants, or can clean, renewable energy be brought on line quickly enough to fill the gap?
President Trump’s support for his ethically-challenged EPA administrator Scott Pruitt appears to be crumbling in advance of two come-to-Jesus congressional hearings Thursday. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr.com
Top democrats from the House Energy and Commerce Committee have called for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to testify under oath during a congressional hearing he is expected to attend next week. Photo courtesy of the White House via Flickr.com
Before Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt illegally installed a private phone booth in his office to the tune of $43,000 from taxpayers, there were already two soundproof booths called Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities, or SCIFs, at the agency’s headquarters. Photo courtesy of AP Images
President Trump’s top budget official promised lawmakers the White House will launch a probe into Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s illegal use of taxpayer money to purchase and install a $43,000 secure phone booth in his office. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr.com