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Trump’s Interior pick: climate change isn't a hoax

Ryan Zinke testified before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee today and, according to CNN, broke with Trump's previous statements that climate change is a "hoax."

What he said:

  • "I do not believe it's a 'hoax,'"
  • "Man has had an influence" on climate. "I think that is indisputable as well."

Why it matters: He said there is still "debate" on what that influence is "and what we can do about it." Stay tuned for his stance on whether the Interior will limit oil drilling on public lands.