Conservation Colorado Executive Director Pete Maysmith made the following comments about President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees:
Scott Pruitt for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
“It is extremely disconcerting to hear that President-elect Trump has nominated a climate denier to lead the EPA. His record of putting profits ahead of people is crosswise with Colorado’s commitment to a clean future. We urge Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet to vote against this reckless nominee and instead prioritize the health of Colorado’s air, land, water, and people.”
Representative Ryan Zinke for Secretary of Interior
Governor Rick Perry for Department of Energy
“We are also incredibly concerned about his prioritization of fossil energy over clean renewable technologies. Colorado is home to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and is a leader in cleantech research and industry, which have supported myriad jobs and economic development in our state. We need a Secretary of Energy who embraces the inevitability of a clean energy future rather than someone who wants to hamper these booming industries and take us backward.
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