Trump to tap longtime coal lobbyist for EPA’s number-two spot

President Trump will nominate a prominent coal lobbyist and former Senate aide, Andrew Wheeler, to serve as the Environmental Protection Agency’s deputy administrator, according to two senior administration officials. Wheeler, a principal at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, is a lobbyist for coal giant Murray Energy and served as a top aide for Sen. James M….

Interior nominee, set for a confirmation vote Monday, accused of conflict of interest

David Bernhardt, President Trump’s nominee for deputy Interior Department secretary, has been described as “an excellent choice” by supporters and “a walking conflict of interest” by opponents. The full Senate is set to vote on his nomination Monday. Bernhardt isn’t new to Interior. He served under former president George W. Bush as solicitor, the third-ranking…

Scaramucci once said it’s ‘disheartening’ that many dismiss climate change. Then he took a job with Trump.

Before he was an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, Anthony Scaramucci, the president’s new White House communications director, lamented that some people did not accept the consensus among climate scientists that human activity was warming the Earth. It was “disheartening” that so many people dismissed climate change as a “hoax,” Scaramucci tweeted. You can take steps…