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Trump vs Obama Standoff On Energy

Trump vs Obama Standoff On Energy

President-elect Trump's views on climate change may not be clear - but his nominations for key cabinet posts may help clarify matters - the proposed heads of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have both previously called for the departments they're about to lead to be abolished. Perhaps surprisingly, its the nominee for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson - currently CEO of Exxon Mobil, one of world's largest oil companies - who does accept that man-made climate change is a reality. Environmental campaigners in America are now placing their hopes on individual states legislating to protect against climate change. We have a special report on the difficulties facing the solar power sector in Arizona. Meanwhile, President Obama has banned offshore oil drilling in Arctic and north Atlantic waters, in one of his final environmental acts before leaving the White House.

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