The Energy 202: Biden Puts Trump’s Climate Policies Under a Microscope — and Career Officials Lend a Hand

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By Juliet Eilperin and Dino Grandoni

with Alexandra Ellerbeck

It’s one of the last hurrahs in the battle between the Trump administration and career scientists.

More than a dozen high-level managers at one of the nation’s top science agencies filed a complaint against a Trump administration official for trying to dictate how scientists there study climate change.

The informal complaint from the U.S. Geological Survey officials came filed just two days before President Biden’s inauguration. But it may help lay the groundwork for his new administration to swiftly undo an 11th-hour decision from President Donald Trump’s USGS director, James Reilly. 

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