Most of the liberal politicians elected Tuesday doubtless accept the reality of human-caused climate change and support policies to address it. But they will hold state and local offices, not federal ones. And at the federal level, science-informed climate policy has had a mixed couple of weeks.
The White House’s budget proposal for the EPA effectively cuts the agency’s environmental justice program. While this decision has been criticized by environmental organizations and Democrats, another department charged with environmental justice may actually end up getting a boost under Trump.