Trump Wants Clean Water Rule Gone. Now Comes The Hard Part.

April 21, 2017

… senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center, noted. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, noted for his close ties with industry interests during his tenure as Oklahoma attorney general, is considering a plan to hire private lawyers, instead of EPA employees, for the agencys rewrite of the rule,Politico reported this week. Pruitt himself has also been a vocal critic of the rule. As Oklahomas top attorney, he sued the EPA over the rule in 2015. Since he was confirmed at the EPA, he has …


EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

April 20, 2017

… evacuated after soil tests showed lead and arsenic contamination levels 228 times the amount the Environmental Protection Agency considers potentially hazardous to children. It was the first superfund site EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has visited — making a trip there Wednesday — and the agency said he was the first administrator to visit this particular site. Pruitt visited “to discuss cleanup and hear directly from East Chicago residents affected by contamination in their …


United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 18, 2017

… refusing to give up his $1,000 seat to “somebody more important.” A man on a flight from Houston to Calgary was stung by a scorpion after it fell on his head. Competing airlines trolled United, and Saturday Night Live made fun of it, too. Rev. Jesse Jackson leads a small protest outside the United Airlines terminal at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Image: Scott olson/Getty Images Dao was forcibly removed to make room for United crew members. This weekend, the …


Corona never paid a dime for millions of dollars of ‘Fast and Furious’ product placement

April 15, 2017

Image: Scott Olson/Getty Images Vin Diesel’s constant plugging of Corona throughout the Fast and Furious movies can make certain installments feel like extended beer commercials. But the company has apparently never paid a dime for the prolific product placement. SEE ALSO: Yup, there’s going to be a ‘Fast & Furious’ global arena tour That’s according to a new feature story in The Ringer that examines the franchise’s longstanding relationship with the …


Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… a five-time Tour winner with two top 10s in majors, while Scott, Schwartzel and two-time runner-up Westwood form a formidable chasing pack. The 25-year-old Pieters, who played a starring role for Europe in the 2016 Ryder Cup with four wins out of five matches, is bidding to become the first debutant since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979 to win the Masters. In all, 14 players will go into Sunday within six shots of the lead, including grand slam-chasing Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman, who needs the …