Originally published on ThinkProgress.
By Samantha Page
Much of the discussion around President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general has focused on whether Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is racist.
But another question worth raising is: Will he protect Americans from environmental degradation?
Early evidence suggests he won’t. As a senator, Sessions has longstanding ties to the fossil fuel industry. And, as it turns out, he is even an oilman himself, a fact that he did not disclose in federally mandated financial reports.