Tag Archives: EPA

Verbatim

EPA Head Say Global Warming Might Be a Good Thing

“I think there’s assumptions made that because the climate is warming, that that necessarily is a bad thing.”

— EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, in an interview with KSNV-TV, doubting if rising global temperatures are actually harmful to humans. He also suggested that global warming could be seen as a good thing for people, adding that civilizations tend to flourish when it’s warm.

Enumerati

Hundreds of EPA Employees Leaving the Administration

700

“More than 700 people have left the Environmental Protection Agency since President Trump took office, a wave of departures that puts the administration nearly a quarter of the way toward its goal of shrinking the agency to levels last seen during the Reagan administration,” the New York Times reports.

Enumerati

BP: Turning Adversity to Triumph

$10 billion

Tax break rewarded BP for “losses” from its massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico

$4 billion

Amount paid out so far from BP’s Victim’s Fund

$8.97 billion

Entire proposed FY2012 budget for the Department of Environmental Protection. The figure is a 13% decrease from FY2011’s budget of $10.3 billion.