Trump transition team wants State Dept. tally of environmental spending
WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s presidential transition team has asked State Department officials to disclose how much money the department provides each year to international environmental groups. It’s the latest example of the incoming administration’s reassessment of the U.S. government’s approach to climate change and other environmental priorities.
In a list of questions posed last week to the department’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, according to multiple people with knowledge of the matter, the Trump team asked, “How much does the Department of State contribute annually to international environmental organizations in which the department participates?”
It is unclear to which groups the transition team was referring; a spokesman for the president-elect did not respond to a request for comment.