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Fri Dec 9, 2016, 11:43 AM

Trump Teams Memo Hints at Broad Shake-Up of U.S. Energy Policy

Source: Bloomberg Newsm

Advisers to President-elect Donald Trump are developing plans to reshape Energy Department programs, help keep aging nuclear plants online and identify staff who played a role in promoting President Barack Obama’s climate agenda.

The transition team has asked the agency to list employees and contractors who attended United Nations climate meetings, along with those who helped develop the Obama administration’s social cost of carbon metrics, used to estimate and justify the climate benefits of new rules. The advisers are also seeking information on agency loan programs, research activities and the basis for its statistics, according to a five-page internal document circulated by the Energy Department on Wednesday. The document lays out 65 questions from the Trump transition team, sources within the agency said.

On the campaign trail, Trump promised to eliminate government waste, rescind "job-killing" regulations and cancel the Paris climate accord in which nearly 200 countries pledged to slash greenhouse gas emissions. Trump, though, hasn’t detailed specific plans for federal agencies. The document obtained by Bloomberg offers clues on where his administration may be headed on energy policy, based on the nature of questions involving the agency’s research agenda, nuclear program and national labs.


Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-09/trump-team-s-memo-hints-at-broad-shake-up-of-u-s-energy-policy

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Reply Trump Teams Memo Hints at Broad Shake-Up of U.S. Energy Policy (Original post)
Seedersandleechers Dec 2016 OP
CrispyQ Dec 2016 #1
handmade34 Dec 2016 #3
mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2016 #2
eppur_se_muova Dec 2016 #4
DK504 Dec 2016 #6
Hangingon Dec 2016 #11
IronLionZion Dec 2016 #5
Historic NY Dec 2016 #7
turbinetree Dec 2016 #8
NewJeffCT Dec 2016 #13
turbinetree Dec 2016 #21
muntrv Dec 2016 #9
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2016 #10
bucolic_frolic Dec 2016 #12
lark Dec 2016 #14
WhiteTara Dec 2016 #15
Initech Dec 2016 #16
WhiteTara Dec 2016 #17
Initech Dec 2016 #19
Javaman Dec 2016 #18
lagomorph777 Dec 2016 #20

Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 11:45 AM

1. Every day the Trump nightmare gets worse. -nt

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 11:50 AM

3. beginning to be

worse by the HOUR

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 11:49 AM

2. "They're making a list; they're checking it twice.

They're going to find out who's naughty or nice."

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 11:52 AM

4. Wow ... not just an Enemies List, but one specifically for reality-based civil servants.

Sounds like tRump is planning to outdo Nixon from the very beginning.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 11:59 AM

6. God

They can't fire civil servants. Sweet mother. What's he going to do relagate them to storage room B?

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Response to DK504 (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 12:42 PM

11. So, their job description is an "unassembled list of duties."

They spend their time reading WSJ, NYT and WaPo. The pay check keeps coming.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 11:57 AM

5. "Eliminate waste" by purging any sensible rational employees

since climate change is scientific fact

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 12:08 PM

7. Herr Trump's purge meanwile aging reactors simmer & boil...

they want to go backward.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 12:08 PM

8. And just think come December 19, 2016 (538) human beings are going to submit on paper

who they want to run the country over 350 million people, just like 538 kingdoms and 309 of them with no conscience, just fascists supporting a megalomaniac, narcissistic, sociopath, serial predator, that will try and "normalize" a fraud, because they are "right wing republicans" that hates this republic




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Response to turbinetree (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 01:00 PM

13. well, Hillary did send emails from a private server

thank goodness she lost! That was certainly a lot more important than epic corruption and conflicts of interest, not to mention sexual assault, possible rape and outright misogyny and racism.



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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 12:33 AM

21. And now we have just been informed

that McConnell and his gang of traitors, had been sitting on information that Russia did a lot more damaged in the election, and that the traitor McConnell said that if Obama were to make the CIA information public that he would come out and say that it was partisan. This is not a partisan issue, this is a act of war from a foreign government

I saw what happened on t.v with Watergate, I saw on t.v the Iran/ Contra crap.

And I am so, pardon the expression pissed off, that a United States Senator basically told that White House, that if you said anything about this information from the CIA that state actor was meddling around in an election, that they would deny the information>
This just reinforces my belief that republicans should be barred from public office-----------------they do not give damn about this country.


I am so outraged that they knew before hand that it occurred and they knew when citizens where going to the polls and did not inform the people.

Mitch McConnell is a f***ing traitor, this is beyond e-mails and a private server








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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 12:25 PM

9. Drink frackwater and die, Trumpanzees!

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 12:35 PM

10. But Ivanka had a sad about climate change with Al Gore. nt

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 12:53 PM

12. This is so vile and evil

GW Bush - John Roberts - Citizens United - Koch Bros - Trump

Trump is a puppet front man

He's not for change, or working people

He's the same old GOP

These policies are a death sentence for the entire planet, against
the will of the majority

Evil. It's a purge worthy of Joe Stalin's USSR. America did not vote
for radical change, he has no mandate with 45% of the vote

What an overbearing fool

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 01:20 PM

14. Everything dangerous, dirty, unclean and inimical to human life is what we will get.

As long as it helps his companies, or those of people like the Kochs who will pay him $ to do this, he's in. What he doesn't give a shit about is health and survivability. He's too stupid and self-satisified to pay attention to any nuances of global warming. Of course, when it affects his property, like in Ireland, he's all about global warming and trying to get their government to intervene on his behalf. I hope his land in Miami is one of the first to be drowned, followed immediately thereafter by the golf course in Ireland. I hope Ireland doesn't spend one red cent on this monster.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 01:20 PM

15. The Purge begins.

Next it will academics and scientists and engineers. North Korea is their model of governing.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 02:24 PM

16. Soon the Purge wont be just a movie anymore.

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Response to Initech (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 02:30 PM

17. nor the horror that is Turkey right now.

They have declared martial law, confiscated passports, recalled citizens and imprisoned tens of thousands of people Erdogan declares enemies of the state.

No, this is happening now in our country.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 02:41 PM

19. Trump is taking from the world's dictators.

Erdogan, Kim Jong Un, Kadyrov... it's getting scarier and scarier.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 02:41 PM

18. War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength and one more

pollution is clean

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 02:52 PM

20. Trump will regret this when all his coastal properties are underwater.

Little Barron will have to swim to school.

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