Donald Trump has begun setting up his cabinet and choosing his closest advisors, so far a mix of establishment conservatives and alt-right provocateurs like Steve Bannon and Peter Thiel.
By Meredith Rutland Bauer | MOTHERBOARD
Meanwhile, he’s indicated his likely choices for the mostly men that will oversee environment and energy roles in his administration, according to documents obtained by Politico, The New York Times and Buzzfeed. (It’s important to note that these are not his confirmed choices and are subject to change.)
Many of those he’s chosen have decades of experience in finance, agriculture management and politics. But his cabinet choices are largely anti-regulation conservatives, some of whom have fought environmental protections and deny the need for government interference in how people treat the planet.
Environmental Protection Agency Director
Trump has tapped Myron Ebell, a well-known climate change skeptic, to lead the EPA transition.Trump has already stated he wants to disassemble the EPA, which was put in place to safeguard clean water, air and land.