Cramer spoke to The Hill after a published report said he was advising Trump to endorse a carbon tax. A similar story based on that report appeared on The Hill's website.
Cramer told E&E Daily that he is working on a number of white papers regarding policy recommendations to Trump.
The North Dakota lawmaker has in the past floated a small fee for carbon emissions as a way to pay for research and development to make fossil fuels cleaner.
However, he insisted in the interview that this would not represent a carbon tax. He also told The Hill that he won’t recommend that Trump endorse a carbon tax.
Cramer is an outspoken climate change skeptic and supporter of the oil, natural gas and coal industries, owing in part to North Dakota’s position as a heavy oil and gas producer.
In the interview with E&E, Cramer, who described himself as a skeptic of climate change being caused by man, suggested the American public does want to see something done on the issue.
“But my advice would be, while I’m a skeptic, as well, he is a product of political populism, and political populism believes that there needs [to be] some addressing of climate change," he said.