"President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington as his secretary of Interior, a source close to the transition told USA TODAY Friday."
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- Source: USA TODAY, 12/12/2016
"Rex W. Tillerson, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, whose extensive deal-making for the energy giant has plunged him into global politics from Yemen to Russia, is expected to be offered the secretary of state post this weekend by President-elect Donald J. Trump, according to two people close to Mr. Trump’s transition team."Source: NY Times, 12/12/2016
"President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday that 'nobody really knows' whether climate change is real and that he is 'studying' whether the United States should withdraw from the global warming agreement struck in Paris a year ago."Source: Wash Post, 12/12/2016
"President-elect Donald J. Trump promised on Friday that his administration would strip away 'job-killing restrictions' on energy production and encourage the construction of refineries in the United States, as he campaigned for Republican candidates in a state heavily dependent on the oil and gas industry."Source: NY Times, 12/12/2016
"Among the queries included in a questionnaire sent by President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to workers at the Department of Energy is a request for an inventory of all agency employees or contractors who attended meetings or conferences on climate change."Source: NPR, 12/12/2016
"The former Texas governor Rick Perry, who could not remember the name of the Department of Energy when listing those he would scrap as president, has emerged as a leading candidate to lead it under Donald Trump, a transition official said on Sunday."Source: Guardian, 12/12/2016
"Sen. Heidi Heitkamp has emerged as President-elect Donald Trump's leading choice for agriculture secretary, sources close to the transition tell POLITICO."Source: Politico, 12/12/2016
"After a weeklong battle over last-minute policy riders, the Senate passed a major water bill in the early morning hours Saturday that includes emergency aid for Flint, Mich., and drought relief for California."Source: The Hill, 12/12/2016
"Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly is Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security, the president-elect’s transition team officially announced Monday morning." DHS includes several agencies with environmental responsibilities, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard.Source: Politico, 12/12/2016
"Reindeer are shrinking on an Arctic island near the North Pole in a side-effect of climate change that has curbed winter food for animals often depicted as pulling Father Christmas' sleigh, scientists said on Monday."Source: Reuters, 12/12/2016
"The House [Thursday] afternoon passed water projects legislation and a continuing resolution to keep the government funded into next year, but the Senate path is unclear."Source: E&E News PM, 12/09/2016
"President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice of a fossil-fuel advocate and climate-change denier to head the Environmental Protection Agency comes at a moment when the American energy market has already shifted away from the most polluting fossil fuels, driven more by investors and economics than by federal regulations."Source: NY Times, 12/09/2016
"Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has fought President Barack Obama’s measures to curb climate change at every turn as attorney general of Oklahoma. Now he is hoping to take apart Obama's environmental legacy from the inside out, a task that could prove tougher than it sounds."
"Forecasters are sending chills down some spines with a prediction that much of the northern half of the United States could see frigid weather next week similar to life-threatening lows the polar vortex brought to parts of the country in 2014."
"Japan's government on Friday nearly doubled its projections for costs related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster to 21.5 trillion yen ($188 billion), increasing pressure on Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) (9501.T) to step up reform and improve its performance."