With the United States out of the agreement, the administration now cannot undermine global climate talks as part of the Trump effort to promote fossil fuels.
She has represented the American Chemistry Council, an industry group whose members include Dow Chemical Co. and ExxonMobil. Now Nancy Beck has moved to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The confirmation "revealed just how much fossil fuel industry money has corrupted Congress," according to climate group 350.org.
Population growth will spur the increased need, and oil will remain the primary source, according to a corporate report.
If Trump’s energy policies all are enacted, many fossil fuel companies will be annihilated, thanks to the rock-bottom fuel prices produced by a colossal oversupply of oil, coal and natural gas.
Whatever the advances of renewable energy, projections suggest fossil fuels will continue to dominate the global landscape for decades to come, accelerating the pace of global warming and ensuring the intensification of climate-change catastrophes.
European Union trade officials soothed the oil giant as it fretted about new regulations popping up in the global south as the proposed agreement was being discussed in 2013.
Back in 1962, the fossil fuels giant was bragging about its ability to heat up the Arctic.