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Trump's Emergency Manager Earns Support of Climate Advocates

  • Senate confirms Brock Long to run emergency management agency
  • Environmental groups had criticized many of Trump’s nominees
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Brock Long was cleared by the Senate to become President Donald Trump’s emergency-management director Tuesday after gaining the support of one unlikely constituency: environmentalists.

While climate advocates panned Trump’s selections to head the Environmental Protection Agency and Energy Department, they expressed optimism that Long, Alabama’s former emergency manager, would seek to protect Americans from the increased risks of hurricanes, flood and heat waves linked to global warming.