From New York Magazine:

Long is also the rare (only?) Trump appointee who has been championed by environmentalists. As Bloomberg reports, he has pushed for city and state governments to shoulder more of the costs of natural disasters, a stance that aligns him with pro-green groups and President Obama, who wanted localities to take the threat of climate change more seriously. At his confirmation hearings, Long pressed the need to prepare more thoroughly for future disasters. “He is a rare Trump appointee who is a well-known professional in the field in which he was appointed,” Eli Lehrer, president of the R Street Institute, told Bloomberg. “Every part of his reputation suggests he’ll take a careful, deliberate, technocratic approach to the job.”

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