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News from Ground Control: Planet Trump (Dec. 16)

Friday, December 16, 2016

With this week’s nomination of ExxonMobil and Dow Chemical executives for top Trump administration posts, and the former governor of Texas, Rick Perry, tapped to lead the energy department, it’s becoming clearer by the day that oil and chemical interests will play a major role in Washington over the next four years.

Here are several of this week’s deep-dives on those appointments and the forthcoming policies we could see as the Trump administration takes control.

The Huffington Post, Jeremy Symons (Dec. 15, 2016) Congressman Gives Trump a Plan to Erase Health, Safety and Environment Safeguards

NPR, Joe Wertz (Dec. 14, 2016) Environmentalists Brace for Scott Pruitt to Take Over EPA


Time, Evan Hepler-Smith (Dec. 14, 2016) The Canary in Donald Trump’s Literal Coal Mine

Texas Observer, Naveena Sadasivam (Dec. 14, 2016) Get Ready, America: Rick Perry’s Environmental and Energy Record is Awful

The Washington Post, Christie Todd Whitman (Dec. 12, 2016) I Was EPA Administrator. Advice for the Next One: Don’t Walk Back Environmental Progress.

The American Prospect, Sam Ross-Brown (Dec. 12, 2016) Incoming EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s Other Target: Clean Water

The Wall Street Journal, Michael C. Bender (Dec. 10, 2016) Trump Names Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris to Lead Manufacturing Council

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