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Oct 16 2017 EPA
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Sep 14 2017 - EPA

It is important that we give the existing rule a hard look and consider improvements that may help states tailor their permit programs to the needs of their states, in a way that provides greater regulatory certainty, while also ensuring that human health and the environment remain

Sep 08 2017

Here's the issue. To have any kind of focus on the cause and effect of the storm, versus helping people, or actually facing the effect of the storm, is

Sep 08 2017 - EPA

EPA will grant additional waivers if

Sep 08 2017 - EPA

The most we can do is help people in these areas by monitoring drinking water and respond to real and tangible

Sep 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

Frankly this report ought to be subjected to peer-reviewed, objective-reviewed methodology and evaluation. Science should not be politicized. Science is not something that should be just thrown about to try to dictate policy in Washington,

Sep 06 2017 - EPA

We're proud to report that we're reducing the size of government, protecting taxpayer dollars and staying true to our core mission of protecting the environment and American

Aug 31 2017 - EPA

E.P.A. has emergency response personnel on the scene and the agency is currently reviewing data received from an aircraft that surveyed the

Aug 30 2017 - EPA

This is unacceptable. A remedy that will take generations to safeguard public health and the environment is clearly not

Aug 20 2017 - EPA

The emotion, the passion was just

Aug 11 2017 - EPA

I don't believe that ... don't buy

Jul 11 2017 - Volkswagen scandal

What VW did was very, very troublesome and we need to make sure it doesn't happen

Jul 11 2017 - Volkswagen scandal

We've reached out to the California governor as part of our CAFE midterm review in 2018. I'm hopeful that the state of California, the governor there, will respond with reciprocity and we are working through that

Jul 11 2017 - EPA

There are lots of questions that have not been asked and answered (about climate change). Who better to do that than a group of scientists... getting together and having a robust discussion for all the world to see. I think so. I think so. I mean, I don't know yet, but you want this to be open to the world. You want this to be on full display. I think the American people would be very interested in consuming that. I think they deserve

Jul 11 2017 - EPA

If you're going to win and if you're so certain about it, come and do your deal. They shouldn't be scared of the debate and

Jul 11 2017 - EPA

It is a question about how much we contribute to it. How do we measure that with precision? And by the way, are we on an unsustainable path? And is it causing an existential threat?feedback

Jul 11 2017 - EPA

We have nothing to be apologetic about. It was absolutely a decision of courage and fortitude and truly represented an America First strategy with respect to how we are leading on this

Jul 03 2017 - Pollution

Just because you provide a time for implementation or compliance that's longer doesn't mean that you're going to necessarily reverse or redirect the

Jul 01 2017

I am making it a priority to ensure contaminated sites get cleaned up. We will be more

Jul 01 2017

It's sad that a regulatory body of the government of the United States would declare a war on any part of our economy. The regulatory assault is

Jul 01 2017

Congress has been very prescriptive in providing, in many instances, a very robust role, an important role of the

Jun 27 2017 - EPA

None of those folks have been fired. Those individuals can reapply for

Jun 27 2017 - EPA

We are taking significant action to return power to the states and provide regulatory certainty to our nation's farmers and

Jun 20 2017 - EPA

With respect to the proposed cuts on personnel, that is something that we plan to achieve through attrition, continuation of the hiring freeze and the initiation of buyouts. About 20 percent of the agency is eligible for retirement today. That's going to increase over the next several

Jun 19 2017 - Climate change

So, no, I would not agree that (carbon dioxide) is a primary contributor to the global warming that we

Jun 18 2017

The past administration honestly just didn't pay attention to [it]. We're going to get things done at West Lake. The days of talking are

Jun 18 2017

Listen, these [responsible companies] across the country are going to be held accountable. They're going to get these areas cleaned up, or they are going to be sued by this

Jun 18 2017

If we feel like the numbers of the budget are not sufficient to address those, we'll be sure to let Congress

Jun 18 2017

It's not a matter of money. It's a matter of leadership and attitude and

Jun 18 2017

I'm very sensitive and sympathetic to what their concerns are. This agency has failed them. . . . They have a right to be

Jun 15 2017 - Trump Presidency

We've had over 50,000 jobs since last quarter – coal jobs, mining jobs – created in this country. We had almost 7,000 mining and coal jobs created in the month of May alone. This president's deregulation agenda, particularly in the energy space, is making a substantial impact on the jobs across this country and giving people

Jun 15 2017 - EPA

I believe we can fulfill the mission of our agency with a trimmed budget, with proper leadership and

Jun 15 2017 - EPA

About 20 percent of the agency is eligible for retirement today, and that's going to increase over the next several years. That's how we're going to address the proposed cuts to

Jun 15 2017 - EPA

You raise a very, very, important

Jun 15 2017 - China

We need to export the technology and natural gas to those around the globe, India and China, and help them learn from us on what we've done to achieve good

Jun 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

It's great to be led by a president who puts America first. We have a builder for

Jun 06 2017 - Facebook

We share the goal of clean air, a robust economy and stronger, healthier communities. We are committed to working with states and local officials to effectively implement the ozone standard in a manner that is supportive of air quality improvement efforts without interfering with local decisions or impeding economic

Jun 06 2017 - EPA

This is not a message to anyone in the world that America should be apologetic of its CO2 position. We're actually making tremendous advances. We're just not going to agree to frameworks and agreements that put us at an economic disadvantage and hurt citizens across this

Jun 05 2017 - Trump Presidency

The focus remained on whether Paris put us at a disadvantage. And, in fact, it did. It put us at an economic

Jun 05 2017 - Climate change

The is a decision that was right for this country from a jobs perspective, an economy perspective, and an environmental

Jun 04 2017 - EPA

When we joined Paris, the rest of the world applauded … because it put this country at disadvantage. It's a bad deal for this country. We're going to make sure as we make deals we're going to put the interests of America first. The focus in the last several weeks was centered on the merits and demerits of the Paris climate agreement. The president has indicated the climate is changing, it's always changing. I've indicated the same. Well, frankly, George, I think the whole question is an effort of trying to get it off the

Jun 04 2017 - EPA

This president's deregulation agenda, particularly in the energy space, is making a substantial impact around the country. No. I think what's also being missed here is when you look at how we generate power in this country, we need fuel

Jun 04 2017 - Trump Presidency

The president has indicated that the climate changes. It's always changing. I've indicated the

Jun 04 2017 - China

Well, frankly, I think the whole question is an effort to get it off the point and the issue of whether Paris is good for this country or not. And the president has indicated the climate changes. What matters is what you do about it. What matters is what steps you take to address CO2 reductions. And what matters when you look at Paris is that China and India didn't take any steps, while this country did. The environmental left has a very short memory. When Paris was executed they criticised it, said it did not hold China and India

Jun 04 2017 - Trump Presidency

I think the president made it clear that the climate changes. And I think what needs to be emphasised here with respect to the Paris accord was about the efficacy of the agreement as it relates to the environment, how it impacts the economy. The president said on Thursday that engagement internationally is something that's going to continue but what Paris represents is a bad deal for this country and as such is something we need to exit. We're leading by example … we are leading with action, not

Jun 04 2017 - Trump Presidency

Our discussion has been about the efficacy of the agreement. That's what we spent the last several weeks focused upon. He put America first. He said he could put jobs and the environment first, by the

Jun 03 2017 - Carbon

We have nothing to be apologetic about as a country. We have reduced our CO2 footprint to levels of the early 1990s, in fact from 2000 to 2014 we reduced our carbon footprint by up over 18 percent. And that has been largely accomplished through innovation and technology, not government mandate, so when we look at issues like this we are leading with action and not

Jun 02 2017 - EPA

The world applauded when we joined Paris, and you know why? I think they applauded because they knew it was going to put this country at an economic disadvantage. And the reason European leaders ... that I think they want us to stay in, is because they know it will continue to shackle our economy. The United States has a seat at the table. After all, we're the United

Jun 02 2017 - EPA

With this action, you have declared that the people are rulers of this country once

Jun 02 2017 - EPA

I have not conducted a comprehensive review of existing EPA

Jun 02 2017 - China

We have nothing to be apologetic about as a

Jun 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

So, when we look at issues like this, we are leading with action and not words. I also want to say that exiting Paris does not mean

Jun 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

What's interesting about all the discussions that we had through the last several weeks have been focused on one singular issue: Is Paris good or not for this country? That's the discussions I've had with the

May 23 2017

That's not federalism – that's a political agenda hiding behind

May 23 2017

Is it federalism to impose your policy on other states?feedback

May 23 2017

It seems to me that Mr. Brown is being the aggressor here. But we expect the law will show

May 15 2017 - Pesticides

Continue to be considerable areas of

May 12 2017 - EPA

We are committed to listening to all voices as this process

May 08 2017 - EPA

We are returning to using sound science in decision-making, rather than predetermined

Apr 27 2017 - EPA

What happened was the folks that invited me sent out an invitation, post that approval, that didn't comply with federal law and federal ethics law, so we're not going to be able to attend because of the

Apr 20 2017 - EPA

American businesses should have the opportunity to review new requirements, assess economic impacts and report back, before those new requirements are

Apr 19 2017 - EPA

The reason I'm here is because it's important that we restore confidence to the people here in this community that we're going to get it right. They can have the confidence that their land, their health is going to be secure in the

Apr 18 2017

Paris is something that we need to really look at closely, because it's something we need to exit, in my opinion. ''It's a bad deal for America. It was an America second, third or fourth kind of

Apr 14 2017 - EPA

Paris is something that we need to really look at closely. It's something we need to exit in my opinion. It's a bad deal for America. It was an America second, third, or fourth kind of approach. China and India had no obligations under the agreement until 2030. We front-loaded all of our

Apr 06 2017 - EPA

Look, Chris–what we have to keep in mind is that the EPA only possesses the authority that Congress gives it. And the EPA has tried twice to regulate CO₂. As much as we want to see progress on clean air and clean water, with an understanding that we can also grow jobs, we have to do so within the framework that Congress has passed. The tools have to be in the toolbox. The job of administrator is to carry out statutes as passed by this body. In response to the CO₂ issue, the EPA administrator is constrained by

Apr 05 2017 - Carbon

We've demonstrated through the steps we've taken already, the pre-1994 levels, because of that technology – we can burn coal in clean

Apr 02 2017 - EPA

To demonstrate the leadership that we have shown on this issue with China and India and other nations is very important and discussions should ensue, but what Paris represents is a bad deal for this country. Human activities contribute to that change in some

Apr 02 2017 - EPA

The real question is how much are we contributing to that and measuring that with

Mar 28 2017 - EPA

That's something that we're going to have to talk about as we go

Mar 28 2017 - EPA

I think what comes next is a much more humble view of what the EPA's response to CO2 is within the Clean Air Act. We're going to focus on clear air, but we're going to do so in a way that's fair and equitable to all forms of energy in this

Mar 28 2017 - EPA

There's a very fair question that needs to be asked and answered. Are the tools in the toolbox? Does the EPA actually have the tools in the toolbox to address this issue?feedback

Mar 28 2017 - EPA

We're not going to allow regulations here at the EPA to pick winners and

Mar 27 2017 - EPA

The President is keeping his promise to the American people this week with respect to the Executive Order coming down on

Mar 26 2017 - Carbon

So we've penalized ourselves through lost jobs while China and India didn't take steps to address the issue internationally. So Paris was just a bad deal, in my

Mar 26 2017

Paris was just a bad deal, in my

Mar 26 2017

The president is keeping his promise to the American people. With respect to this executive order that's coming out on Tuesday, this is about making sure that we have a pro-growth and pro-environment approach to how we do regulation in this country. For too long, over the last several years, we have accepted a narrative that if you're pro-growth, pro-jobs, you're anti-environment. We have made tremendous progress on our environment. We can be both pro-jobs and

Mar 26 2017

We ought to focus on efficiency, fuel efficiency for cars that people really want to buy. You know, this process of building cars that no one purchases in order to meet these standards that were previously set actually is counter-helpful to the environment, because people don't buy the new cars. They keep older cars. China and India got away, the largest producers of CO2 internationally, got away scot-free. They didn't have to take steps until

Mar 18 2017

Any time that Leonard asks you to go to dinner, you stay, because he feeds you well. We spent three hours talking about the Constitution and things that we were involved in as attorneys general. It was a fabulous

Mar 15 2017

These standards are costly for automakers and the American

Mar 15 2017

The human ability to measure with precision the extent of [the human] impact is subject to continuing debate and dialogue, as well they should

Mar 09 2017 - EPA

We can be pro-growth, pro-jobs and

Mar 09 2017 - EPA

Rules "very soon. There's going to be an announcement on that very soon, and I think what's concerning to me and I think concerning to the president is how that process occurred. I think that what has been broken in that process is, one, not a recognition of the great progress that's been made with those standards, but two, those in Detroit, those that are manufacturing autos in this country, expressed to the EPA that they wanted to evaluate the impact of the previous standards. And that was largely

Mar 09 2017 - Carbon

This idea that if you're pro-environment you're anti-energy is just something we've got to change so that attitude is something we're working on very

Mar 09 2017

So, no, I would not agree that (carbon dioxide) is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see. I do not believe climate change is a

Mar 09 2017 - Carbon

There are a lot of changes that need to take place at my agency to restore the rule of law and

Mar 03 2017 - EPA

In this budget discussion that is ongoing with Congress that is just starting, there are some concerns about some of these grant programs that EPA has been a part of historically. I want you to know that with the White House and also with Congress, I am communicating a message that the brownfields program, the Superfund program and the water infrastructure grants and state revolving funds are essential to

Mar 03 2017 - EPA

By taking this step, EPA is signaling that we take these concerns seriously and are committed to strengthening our partnership with the

Mar 02 2017 - EPA

We are committed to strengthening our partnership with the states. Today's action will reduce burdens on businesses while we take a closer look at the need for additional information from this

Mar 02 2017 - EPA

I use only my official OAG [office of the attorney general] email address and government-issued phone to conduct official

Mar 02 2017 - EPA

Superfund is an area that is absolutely essential. The brownfields program, as well. It's a tremendous success. I want to hear from you about those successes. I want to be able to share those with the White House. … We need stories. We need illustrations about how important the brownfields program is to creating jobs and the environmental benefits that have been achieved. We know when it goes wrong, it goes wrong

Feb 27 2017

I really believe that public participation and transparency in rulemaking is very important. I think that extends to this matter as

Feb 27 2017

I use only my official OAG email address and government issued phone to conduct official business. The 'me' address is not a business email address. I am not sure why it was designated as

Feb 25 2017 - EPA

I think its justified. I think people across this country look at the EPA much like they look at the IRS. I hope to be able to change

Feb 25 2017 - EPA

By extending this comment period, we are demonstrating that we are listening to miners, owners and operators all across America and to all parties interested in this important

Feb 16 2017 - NASA

I believe the ability to measure, with precision, the degree of human activity's impact on the climate is subject to more debate on whether the climate is changing or whether human activity contributes to

Jan 20 2017

Administrators in the past have not granted the waiver and have granted the waiver. That is a review process that will be

Jan 18 2017 - EPA

Environmental regulations should not occur in an economic vacuum. We can simultaneously pursue the mutual goals of environmental protection and economic

Jan 18 2017 - EPA

I do not believe climate change is a

Jan 18 2017 - EPA

Regulation through litigation is wrong in my

Jan 07 2017 - Climate change

"Scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind,"feedback

Dec 08 2016 - EPA

Respect for private property rights have allowed our nation to thrive, but with the recently finalized rule, farmers, ranchers, developers, industry and individual property owners will now be subject to the unpredictable, unsound and often byzantine regulatory regime of the

Dec 08 2016 - EPA

Americans "are tired of seeing billions of dollars drained from our economy due to unnecessary EPA regulations, and I intend to run this agency in a way that fosters both responsible protection of the environment and freedom for American

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