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News from Ground Control: Planet Trump (Jan. 6)

Friday, January 6, 2017

With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration coming in just two weeks, the final touches of the transition are being put in place. The Agriculture Secretary remains one of the very few slots left to be filled – with much hubbub around whom it may be.

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

Bloomberg, Alan Bjerga (Jan. 4, 2017) Trump Sows Dismay in Rural America With Late Agriculture Choice

Minneapolis Star Tribune, Marvin Perez and Jennifer Jacobs (Jan. 2, 2017) Sonny Perdue, Former Georgia Governor, is Trump's Lead Pick for Ag Secretary

The Guardian, Mazin Sidahmed, Nicole Puglise and Oliver Milman (Jan. 5, 2017) The Biggest Environmental Battles Facing the Trump Administration

The Independent, May Bulman (Jan. 2, 2017) Donald Trump Accused of Ignoring Scientific Evidence of Climate Change by George W Bush's Environment Chief

The Hill, Kellie Louailler (Jan. 3, 2017) Trump’s Infrastructure Plans Will Hamper Access to Clean Water

NPR, Allison Aubrey and Dan Charles (Dec. 28, 2016) Big Battles Over Farm And Food Policies May Be Brewing As Trump Era Begins

Inside Climate News, David Hasemyer (Jan. 5, 2017) Federal Climate Investigation of Exxon Likely to Fizzle Under Trump

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