Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski, chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, in an interview with Politico, called out the Administration for its unwillingness to discuss climate change.
“I’m dealing with an administration where some in the administration get really squeamish about anything that has the word ‘climate’ in it,” she said. “I’m not afraid to talk about that.” She went on to invite deniers to see for themselves. “I’m not afraid to bring anybody up to my state and show them the impacts we’re seeingwhether it is to our runways, our coastal communities or to take them out in the interior and show them the impacts of additional fires that we haven’t seen.”
“I think that there is much that can be done to address some of the issues that we face with climate change that can be addressed through investments that we’re making,” Murkowski said, indicating her committee will try again with comprehensive energy legislation, which Congress failed to pass last year.