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Climate Change / Trump & EPA / Wheeler #1132537

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 03, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(No location given: Drew Griffin) A CNN investigation of the ties of Andrew Wheeler, President Trump's nominee to head the EPA, to the coal industry, examined; details given about millions paid by Murray Energy to Wheeler's lobbing firm for government access, the rollbacks at the EPA on regulations by Wheeler, his past ties to climate denier Senator James Inhofe†. [Environmental Defense Fund Elizabeth GORE - says Wheeler was in bed with coal last year & will now regulate it: that Wheeler is a climate skeptic, that the EPA is now stocked with former Inhofe staffers to erode environmental laws.] [Columbia University Michael GERRARD†- says Wheeler is carrying out the wish list of industry lobbyists opposed to environmental regulations.] [At "Washington Post" forum, acting EPA administrator WHEELER - comments on climate change.] [INHOFE - calls climate change a hoax.] Points made by Wheeler's staff & the question of how a coal industry lobbyist can now head the EPA discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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