US Politics in Trump era Public date: 19.09.2019 21:40:40

26 Jun 2018

Trump administration plan to mine near popular Minnesota wilderness area sparks multiple lawsuits

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in an effort to stop plans to allow mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota. These ares of land were set to be banned to industry activities under the Obama administration.
Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in an effort to stop plans to allow...
7 Jun 2018

Republicans stop Democrats from helping EPA investigate Scott Pruitt’s ever-growing scandals

House Republicans on Wednesday afternoon blocked an effort by Democrats to increase funding for the agency’s watchdog, which is tasked with investigating the many scandals surrounding agency administrator Scott Pruitt. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has in recent months seen an increased workload due to the more than a dozen investigations launched into Pruitt’s spending and management decisions during his first year as administrator.
House Republicans on Wednesday afternoon blocked an effort by Democrats to increase funding for the agency’s watchdog,...

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