The Hill: The White House on Thursday defended a proposal to slash federal funding for climate change programs, calling it “a waste of your money.” “I think the president was fairly straightforward on that: We’re not spending money on that anymore,” Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said at a White House briefing on Thursday. “We consider that to be a waste of your money to go out and do that. We consider that a basic tie to his campaign.”
Climate Depot's Marc Morano: 'This is a day of joy in Washington DC! Finally, an administration who respects science and cost benefit analysis! The days of spending endless federal dollars on 'global warming' programs may be ending! Trump may go down in history as the man who slayed the 'climate change' financial racket.'
U.S. environmental group the Sierra Club has asked the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general to investigate whether the agency's head, Scott Pruitt, violated internal policies when he said he did not believe carbon dioxide was a major contributor to climate change, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is preparing to release a wide-ranging executive order to reduce the role that climate change plays in policy decisions, according to a Trump administration official who reviewed a draft of the order. The move could alter how U.S. agencies weigh regulations on a broad array of industries, from drilling, coal mining and auto manufacturing to refining.