Trump’s World Bank Nominee Tries to Distance Himself From the President

The New York Times cited Director of the Center for Energy and Environment Myron Ebell on David Malpass and the World Bank.

Conservatives have criticized the World Bank’s emphasis on climate change as a departure from its mission of reducing poverty, and cheered Mr. Malpass’s nomination. Myron Ebell, the director of the energy and environment center at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free-market think tank, said he expected Mr. Malpass to “challenge many conventional pieties that have become institutionalized at the bank” like climate change.

“I hope that one of the first policies he will take on is the bank’s ban on financing coal-fired power plants,” Mr. Ebell said.

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