Georgetown and other D.C.-area students are marching to Myron Ebell’s downtown office today to protest his appointment to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. The well-known climate change skeptic was named the head of the EPA Transition Committee, provoking an outcry from environmental advocates.
Business Insider has described Ebell as the top most-respected climate change skeptic, and he was featured on “wanted” posters pasted around Paris during the climate talks last year. Ebell has been a vocal opponent of the Clean Power Plan , which aims to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. He currently directs environmental and energy policy at the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute, an advocacy group with coal industry ties.
The gathering began at 2 p.m. on the Georgetown campus, and organizers expect at least 500 students to join the march, which begins at 3 p.m., to Ebell’s downtown office. American University and George Washington student protesters have confirmed they will take part. They plan to stay there until 6 p.m.