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In the 02/05/2018 edition:

Fossil Fuels Evangelist Drops Bid for Top Trump Environment Post

Kathleen Hartnett White, who said coal helped end slavery and CO2 was not a pollutant but 'the gas of life', had struggled with basic science in her Senate hearing. 
BY MARIANNE LAVELLE 
The White House has given up its attempt to make fossil fuel advocate and climate policy opponent Kathleen Hartnett White the president's top environmental adviser. Her nomination apparently failed to garner enough support among Senate Republicans after a confirmation process her critics called "excruciating."

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Troubled by Trump's Climate Denial, Scientists Aim to Set the Record Straight

The president's lack of understanding of climate science has led top science groups, including the UN's climate panel, to offer their expertise in simpler ways. 
BY GEORGINA GUSTIN
Even for the adamantly apolitical American Meteorological Society, President Donald Trump's fumbling disputations of climate change in a recent television interview were too much.

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Trump's Arctic Oil, Gas Lease Sale Violated Environmental Rules, Lawsuits Claim

Earthjustice and other groups say the National Petroleum Reserve lease sale failed to consider how burning the fossil fuels might impact climate change. 
BY SABRINA SHANKMAN
An expanding legal campaign to force federal agencies to take climate change into account when making big energy decisions has a new frontier: Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve.
Environmentalists on Friday challenged a record-breaking oil and gas lease sale there by the Trump administration, which offered up 10 million acres for drilling in December.
In a pair of lawsuits, environmental groups argued that the lease sale broke a key law by ignoring climate and other environmental impacts.

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