Keep an eye on the controversial practice of offshore drilling, suggests our latest TipSheet. The White House has just issued a new five-year plan that puts some sensitive areas off-limits. But the incoming administration looks set to expand drilling. Get resources and ideas for coverage.
"The parade of Texans to Trump Tower continues, but this time the president-elect is turning to a lesser-known individual for policy advice. Kathleen Hartnett White, a director of energy policy at a conservative Texas think-tank and a Donald Trump energy adviser during the campaign, met with the president-elect Monday afternoon."
"President-elect Donald Trump [was] scheduled to meet [Monday] with two possible contenders for U.S. EPA administrator who have called for drastic rollbacks of environmental rules."
Sarah Palin for Interior secretary? Her name is among those being mentioned for top environment and energy posts in the incoming Trump administration. To help you cover the shaping of the new cabinet, the latest TipSheet runs down better-known and lesser-known candidates being floated for EPA, Interior, Energy and Agriculture department chiefs.
"'It will be possible for states to choose to become pollution havens'".
A flap over pool coverage of President-elect Trump may prove a prologue to new challenges for the news media. Will journalists have access to the sources and information needed to do their jobs, including covering coming policy battles over the environment? Our WatchDog editor reads the signals on press relations under a Trump Administration. Photo: By Marc Nozell (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0].
"President-elect Donald Trump is just starting to arrange the team that will advise him and implement his policy agenda. But the list of names that have been floated to fill the top job at the Interior Department includes many people who would slash environmental regulations."
As the 114th Congress comes to a close, and the likelihood of a dramatically different approach in the coming Congress, a number of environment and energy bills remain unresolved. Our latest TipSheet looks at prospects for measures on water resources, energy, trade, hunting and more. Image: © Clipart.com
"The mug-shot posters, pasted on walls and lampposts around Paris by an activist group during the United Nations climate talks last year, were hardly flattering. They depicted Myron Ebell, a climate contrarian, as one of seven 'climate criminals' wanted for 'destroying our future.'"
"In Trump’s potential cabinet picks, echoes of a Reagan-era wave of environmental deregulation."