Trump’s national security strategy drops climate change as threat

By Ben Wolfgang From flooding that could damage coastal infrastructure to extreme temperatures that threaten electrical systems, the Obama-era Pentagon identified a host of challenges in arguing climate change was a legitimate national security threat to the nation — a conclusion President Trump reversed Monday. Mr. Trump’s revamped national security strategy no longer lists global 

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Revisiting the EPA Endangerment Finding

By Ross McKitrick Obama’s EPA used semantic tricks to avoid rigorous scientific evaluation. Is Trump’s EPA more honest? Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is mulling over how, or whether, to respond to demands from climate skeptics that he reexamine the science that obligates the EPA to issue costly carbon-emission regulations. While he has recently 

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Trump officials defend fossil fuels, nuclear power at UN climate conference

The White House and energy industry officials on Monday defended the Trump administration’s support for fossil fuels and nuclear power at a United Nations (U.N.) climate change conference. A group of officials, led by Trump’s chief energy and environment assistant, told attendees at the Bonn, Germany, conference that nuclear power and fossil fuel technologies designed to capture 

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EPA’s Pruitt: Establish ‘Red Team, Blue Team’ of scientists to examine climate risk of CO2

By Anthony Watts Interviewed by Breitbart’s Joel Pollak, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the American people deserve ‘a true legitimate, peer reviewed, objective, transparent discussion about CO2.’ Pruitt calls for the establishment of a ‘Red Team/Blue Team’ of scientist to examine ‘what do we know, what don’t we know, and what risk does it pose 

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Senate confirms Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator in mostly party-line vote

By Tom DiChristopher The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump‘s nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday in a mostly party line vote. The confirmation vote came after contentious hearings during which Democratic lawmakers questioned Pruitt over his ties to fossil fuel companies, his multiple legal challenges to EPA 

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Trump adviser’s carbon tax talks alarm conservatives

By John Siciliano A coalition of conservative and free-market groups are raising alarm over the possibility that senior White House officials may be entertaining the idea of a carbon tax. A tax on carbon dioxide is widely seen as an alternative to sector-by-sector climate change regulations such as those the Obama administration sought to implement. 

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