CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP’S APPOINTMENT OF CLIMATE CHANGE SKEPTIC TO TRANSITION TEAM

November 15, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding President-elect Trump’s selection of Myron Ebell to lead the Environmental Protection Agency transition team. Myron Bell is the director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Energy and Environment.  He denies the dangers of climate change and opposes the Paris Climate Agreement and protections for public lands.

“I am horrified that President-elect Trump has selected a notorious climate change skeptic, Myron Ebell, to lead his EPA transition team. The incoming Administration should make decisions based on science, not mythology; but, Ebell’s beliefs on global warming clearly show his disdain for scientific facts. Climate change is real, and we need responsible leaders ready to address it rather than pretend it doesn’t exist. We simply cannot afford to go backwards in our efforts to address this existential crisis.”

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