"Researchers must 'fight disinformation' about science during the Trump administration, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said in an address before hundreds of scientists on Wednesday."
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- Source: Wash Post, 12/15/2016
"The former Texas governor has questioned the scientific consensus on climate change and once forgot the name of the agency when listing those he wanted to eliminate."Source: Atlantic, 12/15/2016
"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
"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
"The Trump transition team appeared to back away from a controversial questionnaire sent to the Energy Department last week that had asked for the names of department staffers who had worked on several climate-change initiatives under President Obama."Source: Wash Post, 12/15/2016
"Oil refineries don’t just pollute. They also kill and maim workers and threaten the public."
"ANACORTES, Wash. — From 500 yards away, John Moore felt the concussion before he heard it.
Moore was midway through a 6 p.m.-to-6 a.m. shift as an operator at the Tesoro Corporation’s oil refinery in Anacortes, an island town 80 miles north of Seattle. It was 35 minutes after midnight on April 2, 2010.Source: Ctr for Public Integrity, 12/15/2016
"Federal health officials warned pregnant women on Wednesday to avoid visiting Brownsville, Tex., because of the threat of infection with the Zika virus."Source: , 12/15/2016
"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
"Live in West Virginia or Kentucky? You're more likely than most Americans to die of heart disease, cancer or a drug overdose."Source: NBC News, 12/15/2016
"Residents of Princeville, N.C., are considering the prospect of leaving their town after enduring a 100-year flood for the second time in 17 years."Source: NY Times, 12/15/2016
"President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke, who has represented Montana’s at-large congressional seat for one term, to serve as secretary of the Department of the Interior, according to an individual with first-hand knowledge of the decision."Source: Wash Post, 12/14/2016
"President-elect Donald J. Trump plans to name the former Texas governor Rick Perry as his secretary of energy."Source: NY Times, 12/14/2016
"The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it will not comply with a request from President-elect Donald Trump's Energy Department transition team for the names of people who have worked on climate change and the professional society memberships of lab workers."Source: Reuters, 12/14/2016
"Warming at the top of the world has gone into overdrive, happening twice as fast as the rest of the globe, and extending unnatural heating into fall and winter, according to a new federal report."Source: AP, 12/14/2016
"Fracking for oil and natural gas can contaminate drinking water under 'some circumstances,' the Environmental Protection Agency said in a report released Tuesday, which changes a previous finding that the drilling process does not cause 'widespread, systemic' effects."Source: Reuters, 12/14/2016