Trump’s America, Chapter 313

According to the Paper of Record, even the selection of a man to head the EPA who would probably throw swimming parties beside Exxon plants wouldn’t be enough to change global trends away from fossil fuels, and I suppose there’s surety in learning that according to this same story we’d be fucked anyway even if Americans had chosen Hillary Clinton. But Scott Pruitt will help:

The transition team has asked the agency to list employees and contractors who attended United Nations climate meetings, along with those who helped develop the Obama administration’s social cost of carbon metrics, used to estimate and justify the climate benefits of new rules. The advisers are also seeking information on agency loan programs, research activities and the basis for its statistics, according to a five-page internal document circulated by the Energy Department on Wednesday. The document lays out 65 questions from the Trump transition team, sources within the agency said.

<Meanwhile the man responsible for making Hardee's a first-class roast beef sandwich purveyor will head the Labor Department. The president-elect is going out of his way to nominate men and women who have filed suit against the Obama administration.

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