I find that to be wholly unbelievable.
Why? One of the platforms of the Republican party this year was reform (or God-willing the complete eradication) of the EPA. That would go part and parcel with that endeavor.
Another incidentally would be an end to the odious handouts of billions of tax dollars to rich, politically powerful multinational and private special interests embodied in the insanely-wasteful pork-barrel government agricultural subsidy programs administrated by both Dept. of Interior and other federal agencies, to which the president elect is not beholden because he did not accept significant contributions from them.
Sarah Palin is reportedly one of those who is being considered for Dept. of Interior and she is also known for her proclivity to feisty refusal to tow the corporate line or to bow to pressure from lobbyists (Gov. Palin enacted significant reforms in Alaska despite pressure from both of those groups).
Of course, the PE has an uneven history on this in regard to the ethanol industry, so you certainly have legitimate cause for concern (as does every genuine conservative).
Incidentally, ever read, "A Walk in the Woods"? Even though the movie made about it was a farce (one of the worst movies of its time according to Rotten Tomatoes) it documents the long list of things the federal government does wrong and the very few things it does right in regard to environmental safeguarding.
Not the least of those was something very similar to this forest mismanagement issue - when the brilliant feds tried to eradicate an encroaching species of fish by DELIBERATELY POISONING AN ENTIRE RIVER, which ended up wiping out EVERY SPECIES EXCEPT THE ONE THEY TARGETED.