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Exxon Climate Fraud Investigation Widens Over Missing Alias Emails

"The probe of ExxonMobil by the New York Attorney General's Office is widening. Investigators have taken depositions of company executives and issued additional subpoenas to determine whether the company may have destroyed evidence connected to an alias email used by former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson."

Source: InsideClimate News, 05/22/2017

AccuWeather's Barry Myers Emerges As Front-Runner for NOAA’s Top Job

"Nearly four months into his administration, President Trump has yet to name the next leader of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But several individuals in the weather community say Barry Myers, chief executive of AccuWeather in State College, Pa., is the leading candidate."

Source: Washington Post, 05/16/2017

"Trump’s Expected Pick for Top USDA Scientist Is Not a Scientist"

"The USDA’s research section studies everything from climate change to nutrition. Under the 2008 Farm Bill, its leader is supposed to serve as the agency’s 'chief scientist' and be chosen 'from among distinguished scientists with specialized or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics.' But Sam Clovis — who, according to sources with knowledge of the appointment and members of the agriculture trade press, is President Trump’s pick to oversee the section — appears to have no such credentials."

Source: ProPublica, 05/15/2017

"Autos: The Lonely Fight To Save an EPA Lab From Trump's Climate Cuts"

"ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Dozens of new cars and trucks go into surgery each day on the quiet green campus here in the heart of auto country. Engineers expose their guts, hook them up to big computers with wires and tubes, and pretend to drive them on massive treadmills in an effort to ensure new vehicles don't emit harmful pollution."

Source: ClimateWire, 05/12/2017

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