Blumenauer: Efforts by Trump to Undermine Obama Climate Change Policy Will Not be Tolerated

December 9, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) released the following statement on a questionnaire sent by the Donald Trump Transition Team to Department of Energy employees on their climate change work:

“This questionnaire is deeply troubling and begs the question of whether or not it’s intended to instill fear of retribution for those public servants who have done their duty in implementing the Obama Administration’s policies to address climate change.

“If Donald Trump engages in an anti-science, highly partisan witch hunt to drive out hard working analysts and scientists who understand the risks of climate change, I will fight and do everything I can to protect their rights and voices. 

“From this questionnaire, to the nomination of climate-denier Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA, and to the various statements made by Trump and his advisors, all signs indicate that the Trump Administration plans to undermine President Obama’s critical work to combat climate change. This will not be tolerated. Climate change is the greatest challenge of our generation, and none of Trump’s delusions will stop the seas from rising, and the earth from warming.”