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.
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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