Reported Federal Funding For Climate Change Programs Is Incomplete, Says Watchdog

USA Today cited Myron Ebell on the financial benefits that will come because of deregulation by the Trump administration of Obama-era regulations and the benefits of transparency following the GAO recommendation that OMB ought to provide more information for climate change programs.       

A champion of the coal industry, Trump has followed through on his vow to undo the climate change agenda implemented under Obama by pulling out of the Paris Accord and withdrawing the Clean Power Plan aimed at reducing carbon emissions.

Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, applauded Trump for dismantling Obama-era climate regulations in nearly every agency. Those rollbacks will save money in the long run, he said.

Ebell, who led President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, supports the GAO recommendation that OMB should provide more information to Congress when reporting funding for climate change programs.

“I hope they will (comply with the recommendation) because better accounting and more transparency is a good idea,” said Ebell. “I think it would be not only good for Congress to know but for the public to know.”

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