“Starting immediately and until further notice” the department’s main research division “will not release any public-facing documents,” according to an internal memo.
“He cannot roll all this back with the stroke of a pen,” said a legal expert.
The former Texas governor called for abolishing the Energy Department in a 2011 presidential debate. Now, “I reject recommending its elimination,” he said at his confirmation hearing to head the agency.
If confirmed, Scott Pruitt would be in an unprecedented position: defender of the EPA against lawsuits he filed against it.
Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon chief, said in a congressional hearing for his nomination as secretary of state that the company did not lobby against Russian sanctions. But congressional disclosures show otherwise.
Trump’s secretary of state nominee — formerly the CEO of Exxon Mobil — will be grilled on Russia, his business deals, personal wealth, and ties to foreign leaders.
Jay Clayton was a go-to lawyer at a firm that warned companies to tell investors of “the devastating results of severe weather conditions” from global warming.
Congressional leaders promised all year to fix a “drafting error” poised to cripple parts of the renewable energy industry. But they haven’t.
Green groups have found a silver lining in Donald Trump’s election win — more members and more money.
The House unanimously passed legislation earlier this year to take decision-making on sanctions against Russia out of the president’s hands, but the bill languished in the Senate, leaving the choice of whether to keep or scrap them up to Trump.
But critics warn: Pay attention to what Tillerson has done rather than what he has said.
The Exxon Mobil chief’s bid for secretary of state may signal an end to US sanctions against Russia, say diplomatic observers.
Pruitt is the attorney general of Oklahoma and has antagonized the US Environmental Protection Agency through letters and lawsuits during the Obama administration.
A pair of climate investigators say that low Arctic sea ice — happening now at the North Pole — may affect weather to the south. But the idea is hotly debated.
With the worst storms strengthening due to climate change, towns like Lumberton, North Carolina, face the kind of flooding that hits the unsuspecting.
Despite the dim Arctic winter, sea ice is about 28% down around the North Pole, and temperatures are as much as 36 degrees above normal.
The video is actually two months old and from another country.
Infrastructure is one of the few issues President-elect Trump and Congressional Democrats may be able to work together on. The catch: perks for the fossil-fuel industry.
Had it passed, it would have been the first state to have a carbon tax in the nation.
Sources tell BuzzFeed News that Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is interested in keeping the job and Clinton is considering him for the post.