EPA staff resisted agency’s new the standard rules on asbestos utilize, emails expose

Emails obtained by New York Times demonstrate employees worried that companies could get away with using asbestos in ways the EPA did not listThe Environmental Protection Agency's own staffers objected to a controversial new US rule governing the use of cancer-causing asbestos, according to internal emails. The rule, issued in…

No believable deaths threats against EPA chief Scott Pruitt, Senate Democrat say

Democrats urge investigation into Pruitts security precautions after concluding there was no evidence of believable threatsConfidential security appraisals in the Environmental Protection Agency indicate no evidence of specific, credible, physical threats against administrator Scott Pruitt, despite claims that an "unprecedented" number of death threats justify his outsized security spending, according…