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Trump Team Disses Ebell

Ex-Trump U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team leader and fervent climate change denier Myron Ebell continued his headline-grabbing tour this week, claiming Monday at an event in London that the environmental movement is "the greatest threat to freedom and prosperity in the modern world."


Ebell's claims add to the growing pile of alarm around the future and direction of the EPA, something that the Trump team seems to be aware of: a senior EPA transition adviser issued a memo to staff Monday singling out "individuals who are no longer serving on the EPA transition team" as providing possibly misleading stories on EPA to the media.

However, the memo does signal that "changes will likely come" at the agency. Of greater concern to EPA than Ebell's musings may be Trump's new executive order taking aim at creating new regulations, which has the potential to bog down the inner workings of rule-making agencies.

For a deeper dive:

Ebell: The Guardian, Reuters, FT, Bloomberg, Climate Home

EPA memo: Politico Pro

EO: Washington Post, Politico, Vox

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