President Trump has nominated Kelly Clark as United Nations ambassador, replacing Nikki Haley, who resigned in October. No surprise here: Clark—like many, many others in Trump’s cabinet of horrors—has deep ties to industry. For one, her husband, Joseph W. Craft III, is a billionaire coal exec who has previously lobbied to block environmental regulations. Clark herself has publicly stated that she respects “both sides of the science” when it comes to carbon pollution’s contribution to climate change, despite the scientific consensus falling squarely to one side. Not a good look for a member of an organization vital to international coordination on the global climate crisis.
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Expert BlogJohn Walke
By rigging the system for how emissions are measured, Trump’s EPA would let coal-fired power plants spew even more pollution than they do already.
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