Skeptic’s Retreat Sparks Questions About Alternative Science

E&E News discusses the withdrawal of Hartnett White from consideration to lead the Council on Environmental Quality with Myron Ebell.

Under President Trump, the left has lost some big climate battles: The president promised to exit the Paris climate treaty, the Clean Power Plan is doomed and critics of mainstream climate science hold top jobs.

But Democrats and green groups now claim a major victory against the administration — the withdrawal of one of Trump’s most controversial nominees, due in large part to her views on climate change.

Some critics of mainstream climate science, meanwhile, are disappointed that Hartnett White won’t get a top White House job.

“We’ve lost a very important voice in the debate between climate alarmism and energy realism,” said Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

“It’s one thing to have someone in place who’s a climate skeptic,” Ebell said. But Hartnett White would have been “a climate skeptic who is very expert on these issues and can punch back.”

Read the full article at E&E News.