Environmental Politics

"As Trump Signals Climate Action Pullback, Local Leaders Push Forward"

"The incoming Trump administration appears determined to reverse much of what President Obama has tried to achieve on climate and environment policy. ... But mayors and governors — many of them in states that supported President-elect Donald J. Trump — say they are equally determined to continue the policies and plans they have already adopted to address climate change and related environmental damage."

Source: NY Times, 12/19/2016

"Feds Withheld Key Documents From Standing Rock Sioux"

"The Army made a stunning admission earlier this month when it announced its decision to require a deeper environmental review and more extensive consultation before deciding whether to grant an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline."

Source: High Country News, 12/16/2016

Oil And Gas Industry Is Quickly Amassing Power In Trump’S Washington

"After eight years of being banished and sometimes vilified by the Obama administration, the fossil fuel industry is enjoying a remarkable resurgence as its executives and lobbyists shape President-elect Donald Trump’s policy agenda and staff his administration."

Source: Wash Post, 12/16/2016

"Interior: Potential Trump Pick A 'Roosevelt Guy,' But Enviros Wary"

"Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) sees himself as 'a Teddy Roosevelt guy,' a supporter of public lands who makes his own decisions, whether they follow the party line or not. But environmentalists continue to be wary of President-elect Donald Trump's potential pick for Interior secretary."

Source: Greenwire, 12/15/2016

Tillerson, Trump’s Secretary of State Nominee, Is a Flexible Pragmatist

"Three years ago, Rex W. Tillerson, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil and now President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, was probably the man least expected to show up at a town council meeting in North Texas to oppose a local construction project."

Source: NY Times, 12/15/2016

Scientists Copy U.S. Climate Data, Fearing It Might Vanish Under Trump

"Alarmed that decades of crucial climate measurements could vanish under a hostile Trump administration, scientists have begun a feverish attempt to copy reams of government data onto independent servers in hopes of safeguarding it from any political interference."

Source: Wash Post, 12/14/2016


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