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Senate Confirms Former BP Oil Defender as Top Environmental Lawyer

HeadlineOct 15, 2018

The Senate has confirmed the lawyer who defended oil giant BP from lawsuits over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill as the Trump administration’s top environmental lawyer. Jeffrey Bossert Clark was approved on a 52-45 vote Thursday after Democrats Joe Manchin and Claire McCaskill sided with Republicans to confirm him as assistant attorney general for environment and natural resources. Clark has repeatedly challenged the science of climate change, calling it “contestable.”

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