Winning! Trump Taps Leading Climate Skeptic For Top White House Environmental Policy Adviser

Kathleen Hartnett White

President Donald Trump nominated a climate change skeptic to lead the White House’s environmental policy board Thursday night.

Trump picked Kathleen Hartnett White to serve as a member of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), which ensures that agencies comply with environmental rules before approving projects. White has spent much of her public life making what she calls the “moral case for fossil fuels.”

White is a fellow for environment issues at the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), a free-market group that has been a vehement critic of former President Barack Obama’s climate policies. She was also the former chairwoman of the state’s CEQ.

White’s position on carbon emissions is sure to roil environmental activists already concerned about Trump’s climate skepticism and environmental rollbacks. She has been upfront in recent months about her opposition to rules regulating carbon emissions.

“Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, and carbon is certainly not a poison. Carbon is the chemical basis of all life on earth. Our bones and blood are made out of carbon,” White wrote in a June op-ed.

She is vehemently opposed to the Environmental Protection Agency and suggested in November that the agency will be dialed back to focus solely on pollutants posing harm to public health and will cease its present extracurricular focus on agenda-centered pollutants supposedly causing man-made global warming.

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    Amber

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    Sounds like a perfect pick . If she hasn’t been bullied by now
    she likely isn’t about to start . I like her straight talk and honesty .

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    Sonnyhill

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    She’s looking at forty miles of rough road, like Trump.
    I hope she’s Texas born.

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    ReplaceTheGOP

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    Man, if GW were our only issue I would agree on “winning” but this is just one issue and they aren’t dismantling the EPA , BUT nibbling around the edges!

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