Haaland Question Leads To Administration Official Admitting Climate Change Is A Problem At National Parks

by Reporter / Apr 09, 2019 / 0 comments

Haaland Question Leads To Administration Official Admitting Climate Change Is A Problem At National Parks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – While Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) was chairing the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, her line of questioning led to Trump Administration official admitting that climate change is a problem for National Parks.

During the hearing, Haaland asked the Acting Director of the National Park Service Dan Smith point blank, “Is climate change a threat that your agency needs to take seriously? Yes or No?”

To which Smith replied, “Yes, there are causes on National Parks and we are looking at ways to adapt to changes.”

Congresswoman Haaland’s first bill, H.R. 1050, The ANTIQUITIES Act of 2019, seeks to protect land from extraction and honor our sacred sites, which will help in the fight against climate change.  The Congresswoman continues to advocate for the preservation of New Mexico’s public lands and way of life. She is also co-leading a bill to protect Bears Ears National Monument.

One of Congresswoman Haaland’s top priorities is tackling climate change and building a strong renewable energy economy in New Mexico and around the country. With more than 300 days of sunlight each year, New Mexico is poised to be a leader in solar energy production, which has a ripple effect into solar production and energy transmission jobs. In addition, the plains east of the Sandia Mountains in New Mexico’s First Congressional District are ripe for wind energy production and industry.

 

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