(CNN)Polluters are paying historically low fines under the Trump administration, according to a Washington Post analysis of the US Environmental Protection Agency's civil penalties. The analysis comes from an expert who was familiar with the data and served in the Obama administration's EPA as the head of its Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance for eight years. The expert,Cynthia Giles, is now a guest fellow at the Harvard Environmental and Energy Law Program. According to Giles' analysis of publicly available data from the EPA, the amount of money the agency collected from civil penalties paid by companies that the EPA determined were polluting the environment dropped from an average of more than $500 million a year over the past two decades prior to the Trump administration to about $72 million in fiscal year 2017, the lowest level of fines paid in inflation-adjusted dollars since the EPA office was created in 1994. That drop stood out because 97% of the penalties in … [Read more...] about Polluters see lowest level of EPA fines, according to Washington Post report
politics Fake editions of The Washington Post circulated across Washington on Wednesday, falsely claiming that President Donald Trump had stepped down. The impostor publication, dated May 1, 2019, featured an extra large headline: "UNPRESIDENTED," and went on to state, "Trump hastily departs White House, ending crisis." A fake website designed to look like the Washington Post's website carried similar language.Story Continued Below "There are fake print editions of The Washington Post being distributed around downtown DC, and we are aware of a website attempting to mimic The Post’s," the Post's PR account tweeted. "They are not Post products, and we are looking into this." Other headlines on the fake website read, "Celebrations break out worldwide as Trump era ends" and, "From #MeToo to 'You're Fired.'" It was not immediately clear who created the fakes. A "trickster activist collective" called The Yes Men claimed to have produced the paper, along with writer Onnesha … [Read more...] about Fake editions of Washington Post falsely claim Trump steps down
By Jordan Moreau / Variety | PUBLISHED: January 16, 2019 at 4:41 pm | UPDATED: January 16, 2019 at 4:47 pm The Washington Post was forced to issue a statement on Wednesday morning after commuters were handed fake print copies of the newspaper with a headline claiming President Donald Trump had fled the White House. “There are fake print editions of The Washington Post being distributed around downtown DC, and we are aware of a website attempting to mimic The Post’s,” the newspaper’s PR Twitter account wrote. “They are not Post products, and we are looking into this.” There are fake print editions of The Washington Post being distributed around downtown DC, and we are aware of a website attempting to mimic The Post’s. They are not Post products, and we are looking into this. — Washington Post PR (@WashPostPR) January 16, 2019 “Unpresidented: Trump hastily departs White House, ending crisis,” the … [Read more...] about Fake editions of Washington Post distributed in D.C.
"Unpresidented," the headline reads, referring to the surprise resignation of President Trump. But the paper imitating an issue of the Washington Post, dated May 1, 2019, is literally fake news. Fake editions of the Post were handed out at multiple Washington, D.C., locations on Thursday, including Union Station and outside the White House. They are filled with anti-Trump stories with headlines such as "Celebrations break out worldwide as Trump era ends" and "Pres. Pence begins 'clipped duck' term." The issue is a facsimile of real editions, imitating the Post's font and layout and printed on real paper stock. There is also an accompanying website imitating the Post's site. The Post's PR department released a statement on Twitter saying that the manufactured editions were completely unrelated to the official paper: "There are fake print editions of The Washington Post being distributed around downtown DC, and we are aware of a website attempting to mimic The Post's. They are not Post … [Read more...] about Fake Washington Post editions pop up in D.C.
President Donald Trump “has not risen to the mantle” of his office, and his “words and actions have caused dismay around the world,” Mitt Romney wrote Tuesday in an op-ed for The Washington Post. The scathing rebuke of Trump’s leadership from the former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential nominee comes just two days before Romney is set to be sworn in as Utah’s junior senator. Story Continued Below The op-ed — titled, “The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short.” — also suggests Romney will not shy away from criticizing the president in ways that cost lawmakers such as outgoing senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) considerable political clout within Trump’s Republican Party. “With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable," Romney wrote. "And it is in this province where … [Read more...] about Romney savages Trump’s leadership in Washington Post op-ed