Nika Knight – Trump Chooses ‘Proud Climate Change Denier’ for Interior Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), a committed climate change denier, for Secretary of the Interior, sources confirmed to CNBCon Friday.

McMorris Rodgers is the highest-ranking Republican woman in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving as chair of the House Republican Conference, and has “taken almost half a million dollars in campaign funds from the oil and gas industry in recent years,” observed Food & Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter—and McMorris Rodgers’ voting record reflects Big Oil’s contributions to her political career.

Environmentalists were galvanized by the decision to nominate yet another climate denying advocate for fossil fuels to head an environmental agency, and were swift to voice their disbelief, outrage, and condemnation.

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