National (U.S.)

"Trump Just Nominated A Climate Skeptic To USDA’S Top Science Post"

"President Trump on Wednesday nominated Sam Clovis, a former college professor and talk radio host who has challenged the scientific consensus that human activity has been the primary driver of climate change, to serve in the Agriculture Department’s top scientific post."

Source: Washington Post, 07/20/2017

"Security: Democrats Request Review Of Pipeline Cyberdefenses"

"The top Democrats on the Senate and House energy panels are seeking an assessment of the cyber and physical security protections for natural gas, oil and other hazardous pipeline infrastructure, warning of increased cyberthreats from foreign state-backed and criminal hacking organizations."

Source: EnergyWire, 07/20/2017

Interior: Potential BLM Pick Has Fought For Ranchers, Property Rights

"Karen Budd-Falen, a Wyoming-based property rights attorney and member of the Trump administration's transition team at the Interior Department, is in the running to take the helm of the Bureau of Land Management, according to sources in both the conservation movement and ranching industry."

Source: Greenwire, 07/19/2017

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