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Trump’s Scorn for Climate Change Meets Courts Saying It Matters

June 9, 2020, 8:00 AM

The Trump administration has expressed little concern over climate change as it pursues its goal of American dominance in the energy market.

Federal judges say it should be concerned.

At least six times since President Donald Trump took office, courts have rebuked the Interior Department for selling drilling rights or advancing oil projects without adequately considering the consequences to a warming planet. The decisions have jeopardized high-stakes oil development plans across more than a million acres of federal land.

Donald Trump
Photographer: Erin Schaff/The New York Times/Bloomberg

The courtroom defeats have dealt a blow to Trump’s energy dominance agenda even as he campaigns for re-election on promises...

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