Trump’s Cabinet

What Federal Agencies Effect Climate Change Policy?

Department of Energy

Despite its name, the primary purview of the Energy Department is to protect and manage the nation’s arsenal of nuclear weapons.

Department of the Interior

The Interior Department manages the nation’s public lands and waters. The next secretary will decide the fate of Obama-era rules that stop public land development; curb the exploration of oil, coal and gas; and promote wind and solar power on public lands.

Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency, which issues and oversees environmental regulations, is under threat from the president-elect, who has vowed to dismantle the agency “in almost every form.”

Potential Cabinet Appointees

Environmental Protection Agency

 

Scott Pruitt

Department of the Interior

Jan Brewer Former Arizona governor

Robert E. Grady Gryphon Investors partner

Harold G. Hamm Chief executive of Continental Resources, an oil and gas company

Forrest Lucas President of Lucas Oil Products, which manufactures automotive lubricants, additives and greases

Sarah Palin Former Alaska governor

Department of Energy

 

Department of Agriculture

Sam Brownback Kansas governor

Chuck Conner Chief executive officer of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives

Sid Miller Texas agricultural commissioner

Sonny Perdue Former Georgia governor

Sources:

Donald Trump Is Picking His Cabinet. Here’s a Shortlisthttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/us/politics/donald-trump-administration.html

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