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Energy Brief: Perry Denies CO2 Role in Climate Change

Energy Secretary Rick Perry denied that carbon dioxide emissions from human activities are the main cause of climate change or that climate change is primarily caused by CO2, contrary to scientific opinions and the conclusions of government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency.

Energy Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that President Donald Trump shrink the boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument. Zinke also said he is considering changes to Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, a move that may include making it a national park.

Pruitt Faces Bipartisan Pushback on Proposed EPA Budget Cuts

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday downplayed some of the White House’s proposed budget cuts to his agency at a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing, where lawmakers from both parties pushed back against the Trump administration’s request for steep spending reductions at the EPA.