API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola said that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) action to put an administrative stay on the agency's Risk Management Plan Rule is important to protecting the security of industrial facilities throughout the country.
The Sierra Club asked the independent watchdog in a letter Wednesday to check whether the former Oklahoma attorney general violated the EPA's 2012 Scientific Integrity Policy when he told a reporter emissions were not a "primary contributor" to so-called man-made global warming.
Konkus did not respond to ThinkProgress' request for clarification as to whether the EPA's official position is that there is ongoing debate about the cause of climate change, or whether human activity explains recent global warming. Pruitt is nothing more than a puppet for the fossil fuel industry. The Sierra Club, the nation's largest grassroots environmental organization, found the comments so egregious that it filed a formal complaint with the Inspector General of the EPA on Wednesday, alleging that Pruitt's comments violate the agency's Scientific Integrity Policy.
In the letter, the Sierra Club's lawyers said Pruitt's comments contradicted a "comprehensive review" of scientific research on climate change and appeared to be politically motivated.
The Sierra Club said Pruitt violated the EPA's policy that employees must "conduct, utilize, and communicate science with honesty, integrity, and transparency".
"If the EPA's Scientific Integrity Policy is to have any meaning then this type of clear violation must be strictly enforced and resolved", she said. Emails released on February 22 by an Oklahoma Court showed Pruitt also used language provided by an energy company in one of his challenges of the EPA over methane emissions regulations.
"It shouldn't just be a piece of paper or some words on a website. It's meant to protect the public from bad decision-making that's not based on real facts", she said.
Tech enthusiasts should no longer worry as stocks for Nintendo's hybrid console, the Switch , has recently been replenished . The boost for the Toys R Us website was big, too, with February traffic up 813 per cent over January.
USB-C charging will be incorporated into the Galaxy S8, with clients profiting from this refined, reversible type of association. Another leak on the Chinese microblogging website has revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S8 might be available in a 6GB variant.
Perkins pointed out the obvious - that deploying large surface-to-air missiles as a defence was not good bang for your buck. The AN/MPQ-53 at the heart of the system is known as the " Phased array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target", or PATRIOT.
The child was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. "I want to hear from T-Mobile that the problem has been fixed", she says. Mike Rawlings, the mayor of Dallas, is promising to fix the so-called "ghost" calls that are plaguing the city's 911 center.
The pirates drained the tanks of the tanker and stole all the fuel on board, but also demanded for ransom to release the vessel. The Sri Lankan foreign ministry has confirmed that eight of its nationals are on board the vessel.
The Clean Power Plan was an Obama-era initiative that compelled USA states to cut down their carbon dioxide emissions. The California standard is now used by at least a dozen, mostly Northeastern states, including NY and MA .
Dont'a Hightower is a gifted player, and if the Jets do sign him, he would be one of the highest paid inside linebackers around. And like the rest of the free agents who have passed through those doors this week, he also left without a contract.
Crude prices are still higher than $40 per barrel a year ago and a 12-year low of about $28 in January 2016. Oil has got the wobbles after yesterday's rally, giving up gains as the dollar bounces from its lows.
It is worth worrying about, though, because of the fact that coral bleaching has happened in that same area two years in a row. While the faster-growing coral can usually recover in between bleaching events, that's not an option for others.
Netflix will be simultaneously releasing two Chappelle stand-up specials next Tuesday. "All manner of things kill white people". Now that the March 21 release date is almost upon us, Netflix has shared a more fleshed-out trailer to get us excited.
Walker picks Wisconsin to win it all in NCAA
MI was making tough shot after tough shot and the Badgers needed to match that output to keep up. Wisconsin looks to take advantage of a Virginia Tech team that struggles on the glass as well.
BBC team pelted with 'boiling rocks' on Mt Etna
The clip continues in a snowcat, where a man holds a paper towel to stanch the bleeding from his head and hugs his wife. ET), "threw pieces of lava in the air and ten people in the area were hit and injured, none seriously".