Trump’s Shuffle at State Suggests More Inaction on Dangerous Climate Change

WASHINGTON – President Trump today announced he’s replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo, which will require Senate confirmation.

The following is a statement from Jake Schmidt, International Program director at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“Replacing the man from Big Oil with a first-class climate denier simply goes from bad to worse. This shuffling of the deck chairs will ensure that Washington continues to bring up the rear when it comes to international action to combat dangerous climate change.”


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