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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

PLAGIARISM!! New Charges Against Trump Pick As TOP WH Enviro Adviser

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Amid Evidence of Plagiarism, Carper Leads EPW Minority in Calling on CEQ Nominee to Submit New and Original Answers

Kathleen Hartnett White, President Trump’s pick to serve as his most senior environmental advisor, copied at least 18 responses to questions for the record verbatim from previous nominees, including EPA Administrator Pruitt

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the minority members of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee called on Kathleen Hartnett White, President Trump’s nominee to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality and serve as his most senior environmental advisor, to submit new and original responses to questions for the record after it was discovered that at least 18 of her responses were copied verbatim from responses previously submitted to the committee. Repeatedly, Ms. White’s answers to questions of opinion – on issues including climate change, hazardous air pollutants and environmental justice – matched answers previously provided by President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nominees, including EPA Administrator Pruitt and EPA Assistant Administrator Bill Wehrum. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

SHE SAID IT! Frightening Comments from Kathleen Hartnett White, Trump Pick as Top White House Environmental Adviser

We think these quotes, compiled by members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, speak for themselves.

Monday, November 27, 2017

What You Need to Know About the Clean Air Act: A Guide Especially for Attorneys and Their Clients

(Like any major law, the Clean Air Act is often the subject of rule makings and litigation. Criminal attorney Brett A. Podolsky explains what attorneys -- and their clients -- need to know.)

The Clean Air Act controls air pollution across the nation. It’s considered one of the most inclusive air quality laws on earth. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged with the administration of the Clean Air Act and coordinates with tribal, state, and local governments. The Clean Air Act’s implementing regulations are summarized at 40 C.F.R. Subchapter C (Parts 50 – 97). 

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Learn more about the Clean Air Act

The Clean Air Act is the law that defines EPA's responsibilities for protecting and improving the nation's air quality and the stratospheric ozone layer. The last major change in the law, the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, was enacted by Congress in 1990. Legislation passed since then has made several minor changes.