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Leaked documents show 'red flags' of Trump officials

Jun 24, 2019 - 10:32 AM

The documents show the Trump administration was well aware of allegations of inappropriate relationships that dogged some of his initial cabinet members, many of whom have since resigned or been forced out

TILLERSON. Former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the State Department in Washington, DC, on January 29, 2018. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump's scandal-plagued environment chief resigns

Jul 06, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Scott Pruitt has become the focus of multiple investigations in recent months, including by his own agency's inspector general, two other independent federal agencies, and by Congress itself

RESIGNATION. In this file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during a briefing at the White House June 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. environment chief signs draft rollback on Obama climate plan

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Repealing the Clean Power Plan (CPP) was a campaign promise by President Donald Trump and follows his decision in June to withdraw from the 2015 Paris agreement

France steps on climate accelerator as U.S. allies sidestep Trump

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:17 PM

UPDATED French minister Nicolas Hulot says US allies are determined not to let Trump s controversial climate stance poison cooperation on other ecological issues and said the world could work around the US position

HULOT ON CLIMATE CHANGE. French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot attends a press conference at the end of a G7 summit on the environment in Bologna on June 12, 2017. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:19 AM

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt says rolling back Obama s 2015 Clean Power Plan will bring back coal jobs

Trump could enact sweeping changes to environment policy – experts

Jan 19, 2017 - 9:52 AM

Donald Trump could enact sweeping changes to environmental policy in the beginning days of his administration with far reaching effects both in the United States and around the world

Climate activists rally, to urge politicians to stand against climate denial and hate, January 9, 2017 in New York. Don Emmert/AFP

Trump defends cabinet as hardline picks slammed

Dec 09, 2016 - 11:18 AM

More than half his cabinet positions have now been filled 43 days before the Republican is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States

SHIFT TO THE RIGHT? President-elect Donald Trump looks on in Des Moines, Iowa on December 8, 2016 during the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Hy-Vee Hall in the Iowa Events Center. Photo  by Timothy A. Clary/AFP