Poor Mother Earth. It appears that the newly elected Trump Administration is about to make a full frontal assault.
Politico in Meet Trump's Cabinet in Waiting reported that Trump is considering appointing a climate skeptic to head the EPA:
While Trump has called for eliminating the EPA, he has more recently modified that position, saying in September that he’ll “refocus the EPA on its core mission of ensuring clean air, and clean, safe drinking water for all Americans.”
Myron Ebell, a climate skeptic who is running the EPA working group on Trump’s transition team, is seen as a top candidate to lead the agency. Ebell, an official at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has come under fire from environmental groups for his stances on global warming. Venture capitalist Robert Grady is also a contender.