Energy Department Defies Trump Before He's Even Inaugurated

It's not giving up names of those who worked on climate policy.
Energy Department Defies Trump Before He's Even Inaugurated

The Energy Department is defying Donald Trump on climate change.

Trump's team asked for a list of people who've worked on climate change policy.

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But the department isn't naming any names.

And apparently, the request has some people at the department "unsettled."

It's clear the Trump administration will take a different approach on climate change, possibly pulling out of the Paris climate agreement and loosening emission standards. 

"Did you ever called climate change a hoax?" Fox News host Bill O'Reilly asked Trump in July.

"Well, I might have ...," Trump said.

Fact check: He did.

And his top appointments at the Energy Department and Environmental Protection Agency are also climate change doubters.

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But they seem out of step with a majority of Americans. According to a Gallup poll from March, 64 percent of Americans said they're worried about climate change.

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