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EPA chief Pruitt resigns after months of scandals

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease.
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Trump tweets Pruitt’s resignation from EPA

President Trump tweets he has accepted resignation of scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

DEQ: Part of Cape Fear River reclassified as ‘swamp’

A major portion of the Cape Fear River in our area is now being classified as a swamp. Wilmington City council members are not happy about it.
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Aide: EPA’s Pruitt sought used Trump hotel mattress

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt had a top aide seek a used mattress from the Trump International Hotel and perform other personal chores for him, including house-hunting and booking personal travel, according to testimony released Monday.

EPA chief, CFPUA talk GenX at national summit

GenX in the Cape Fear is getting attention at a summit in the nation's capital. The head of Environment Protection Agency is speaking about new standards and tests to under more about these new threats.

Security for EPA chief comes at a steep cost to taxpayers

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's concern with his safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away from investigating environmental crimes.
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Attorneys general sue EPA over pollution requirements

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and more than a dozen other attorneys general are suing the Environmental Protection Agency and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, accusing them of ignoring the administration's duty to control methane emissions. 
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EPA could have GenX health goal by summer’s end

Federal regulators could set a GenX health goal by the end of the summer, a N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) official told a group of scientists Monday.
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North Carolina lawmakers unveil new GenX bill

A Senate committee has approved legislation in studying unregulated chemicals found in North Carolina rivers including GenX.

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