The Environmental Protection Agency is on the chopping block under the Trump administration.
Democrats in the Senate have objected not only to Pruitt's poor environmental record, but also his failure to provide information in response to questions. He has pledged to roll back environmental protections.
The turmoil at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues as Republican congressman Matt Gaetz seeks to shut the whole agency down, while staff protest at the potential new pick for its chief.
United Nations reports widespread human rights violations in Myanmar
Many other interviewees reported witnessing killings, including of family members and having family who were missing. Many Rohingya were reportedly hoping that Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize victor , would work to restore their rights.
On Tuesday, his administration is expected to discuss legislation that would curtail numerous EPA's powers, at the aptly-titled hearing,"Making EPA Great Again", held by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The Oklahoma Republican is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate, but a date for the vote has not been set.
Pruitt has a history of siding with industry and has been reluctant to accept "the strong scientific consensus on climate change", they wrote.
ECU's Vice Chancellor of Research, Economic Development and Engagement Dr. Michael Van Scott said in an email statement that only a small number of faculty members are now receiving or seeking funding from the EPA for research programs. Monday's letter from former EPA officials recalls a scathing quote from William K. Reilly, who was head of the agency under President George H.W. Bush.
Ford sets the 2017 F-150 Raptor loose in China
It's the first time an F-Series truck built in the United States has been officially exported to China. The Raptor is one of over a dozen new performance vehicles Ford has planned over the next three years.
Although it was unclear exactly how many current employees attended Monday's rally, both career employees and members of two advocacy groups, the Sierra Club and People for Community Recovery, demonstrated at the city's Federal Plaza. "No agency has more integrity when it comes to using science and being transparent than the EPA. But instead of debating the best way to do it, President Trump and his EPA nominee want to debate whether or not the science itself is real", Durbin said in a statement.
"In the last eight years, there have been a lot of really aggressive regulations and a lot of closed-door meetings with the environmental groups", Warmington said. A key official helping with the Trump transition has suggested the agency's workforce be cut from about 15,000 employees to 5,000.
The bill is unlikely to pass through Congress, but it highlights the scale of the antipathy towards the EPA amongst many Republican lawmakers.
Kim Kardashian's Alleged Robbers Tracked Her on Social Media
Khedache alleges that someone "very close" to the mogul gave the criminals "precise information" about Kardashian's time in Paris. He considered his crimes to be a " very simple affair " but due to Kardashian's celebrity, it became an global incident.