Its called env_keep, see how I have preserved the YUM0 variable for sudo access.
# Preserving HOME has security implications since many programs
# use it when searching for configuration files. Note that HOME
# is already set when the the env_reset option is enabled, so
# this option is only effective for configurations where either
# env_reset is disabled or HOME is present in the env_keep list.
Defaults env_keep = “COLORS DISPLAY HOSTNAME HISTSIZE INPUTRC KDEDIR LS_COLORS”
Defaults env_keep += “MAIL PS1 PS2 QTDIR USERNAME LANG LC_ADDRESS LC_CTYPE”
Defaults env_keep += “LC_COLLATE LC_IDENTIFICATION LC_MEASUREMENT LC_MESSAGES”
Defaults env_keep += “LC_MONETARY LC_NAME LC_NUMERIC LC_PAPER LC_TELEPHONE”
Defaults env_keep += “LC_TIME LC_ALL LANGUAGE LINGUAS _XKB_CHARSET XAUTHORITY”
Defaults env_keep += “YUM0”