Government

"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

"Experts: Under Trump, States And Cities Must Lead On Energy"

"Despite President-elect Donald Trump’s outspoken denial of climate science being reflected not just through his words but his appointments, there is growing sentiment that the country’s energy future will be decided largely at the state level and by markets, relatively independent of Trump’s positions."

Source: Midwest Energy News, 12/15/2016

"Trump Turns To A Private-Sector Texan As A Potential Cabinet Pick"

"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."

Source: McClatchy, 12/02/2016

Watch List for Trump Federal Agency Appointments

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. 

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