The Senate hasn’t begun vetting Trump’s nominees yet but our Senators have already staked out their positions when it comes to the cabinet posts with control over public lands.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner says he will keep Colorado’s interest in mind, while U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet will keep Democrats’ interest in mind.
Gardner looks forward to meeting with U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke from Montana and asking questions about what he would do as Interior Secretary. Gardner wants to know how he will manage our parks, public land resources and energy opportunities.
Bennet only wants to make sure he toes the line on climate change politics.
“I worry about nominees for these kinds of positions that have said they don’t believe climate change is real,” Bennet said. “It’s something that we really need to address. It’s important for the leadership of the country to reflect that.”
But it’s not enough to merely acknowledge that climate change exists, as Zinke does, one must blame the right enemies for its existence — fossil fuels — which Zinke is not willing to do.
Guess we’ll put Bennet down for a “no” vote.