10 Jan '18, 4am

Trump Re-Nominates Anti-Wildlife Climate Denier to Top Environment Post

Trump Re-Nominates Anti-Wildlife Climate Denier to Top Environment Post The Trump administration re-nominated Kathleen Hartnett White on Monday to be chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ ) after she failed to secure a Senate confirmation last year. The CEQ chair oversees environmental policy across all federal agencies. But during Senate hearings in November, White struggled to answer basic questions about the CEQ's role and whether she would use facts in environmental recommendations to the president. She continues to deny that carbon dioxide is harmful to the planet. "White is a disastrous candidate who will have a profoundly destructive effect on our climate and wildlife if given this job in the Trump administration," said Stephanie Kurose, endangered species policy specialist at the Center for Biological Diversity. "Her extreme views and disturbing record...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/ceq-nominee-white-2524022932.html

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