Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Trump's climate change deniers, lobbyists plan EPA 'transition'

[Updated from 9/26/16, in light of Trump's 11/8/16 election win] Obstructing climate science through ideological coordination - - one example, here - - among a pro-corporate Governor, Legislature and Attorney General is bad enough at the state level, Wisconsin's experience shows, but now-President elect Donald Trump would be worse, and he is not hiding his intention to absolutely stop clean air initiatives at the Federal level, Scientific America reports:

EPA to issue rules on smokestack greenhouse gases soon
Donald Trump has selected one of the best-known climate skeptics to lead his U.S. EPA transition team, according to two sources close to the campaign.
Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, is spearheading Trump’s transition plans for EPA, the sources said.
The Trump team has also lined up leaders for its Energy Department and Interior Department teams. Republican energy lobbyist Mike McKenna is heading the DOE team; former Interior Department solicitor David Bernhardt is leading the effort for that agency, according to sources close to the campaign...
Ebell’s views appear to square with Trump’s when it comes to EPA’s agenda. Trump has called global warming “bullshit” and he has said he would “cancel” the Paris global warming accord and roll back President Obama’s executive actions on climate change (ClimateWire, May 27).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All one needs to know is that Koch Industries is the leading polluter in the United States. They prefer to pay fines rather than stop poisoning the planet.