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Trump Chooses Climate Skeptic as New Energy Adviser

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Trump Chooses Climate Skeptic as New Energy Adviser

Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump picked Rep. Kevin Cramer (R) of North Dakota as his energy adviser. Cramer is widely known as a strong supporter of oil and gas drilling as well as a climate change skeptic.

Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump picked Rep. Kevin Cramer (R) of North Dakota as his energy adviser. Photo credit: Wikipedia

In an interview, Cramer said he may advise Trump to address global warming because “political populism believes that there needs [to be] some addressing of climate change.” Initially it was reported that Cramer also expressed support for a carbon tax to replace the Clean Power Plan, but this was later denied by Trump and Cramer.

For a deeper dive: E&E News, The Hill, Christian Science Monitor, Reuters

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