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Trump Nominee Kathleen Hartnett White Ignores Climate Change In Her Own Backyard

Trump Nominee Kathleen Hartnett White Ignores Climate Change In Her Own Backyard

By Elliott Negin Kathleen Hartnett White, President Trump’s pick to chair the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), testified at her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday and, like many Trump nominees to date, showed herself to be an unqualified, polluter-friendly ideologue who rejects mainstream climate science. “Your positions are so far out of the […]

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    Trump Nominee Kathleen Hartnett White Ignores Climate Change In Her Own Backyard

    Trump Nominee Kathleen Hartnett White Ignores Climate Change In Her Own Backyard

    By Elliott Negin Kathleen Hartnett White, President Trump’s pick to chair the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), testified at her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday and, like many Trump nominees to date, showed herself to be an unqualified, polluter-friendly ideologue who rejects mainstream climate science. “Your positions are so far out of the […]

    Coal Is Going Down, Even Without the Clean Power Plan

    Coal Is Going Down, Even Without the Clean Power Plan

    By Elliott Negin Last Monday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he will repeal the Obama administration’s regulation to curb power plant carbon emissions, telling coal miners in Kentucky that “the war on coal is over.” The next day he kept his promise, issuing a proposed rule to eliminate the Clean Power Plan. […]

    Energy Department Scientists Barred From Attending Nuclear Power Conference

    Energy Department Scientists Barred From Attending Nuclear Power Conference

    By Elliott Negin Edwin Lyman, a physicist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, was one of 30 U.S.-based scientists scheduled to speak at the quadrennial International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference on fast breeder nuclear reactors in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in late June. Lyman did not attend the previous two conferences, in Kyoto in 2009 and […]

    Exxon Tries to Talk Good Game, While Still Funding Climate Deniers

    Exxon Tries to Talk Good Game, While Still Funding Climate Deniers

    By Elliott Negin ExxonMobil executives repeatedly claim their company supports a federal carbon tax and the Paris climate agreement. The company’s checkbook ledger, however, tells a far different story. Thursday, the company released its annual list of its “public information and policy research” grantees, which shows that it spent $1.65 million in 2016 on a […]

    Follow the Money: Koch Brothers Back Pruitt to Head EPA

    Follow the Money: Koch Brothers Back Pruitt to Head EPA

    By Elliott Negin The two dozen nonprofit groups and Senate committee members defending Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, have at least two things in common. Like Pruitt, they’re climate science deniers. And, like Pruitt, most of them are funded by Charles and David Koch, the billionaire […]