Democrats, Ryan Zinke, Donald Trump discussed on Morning Edition


But while fire and smoke choke. Our Dana Rohrabacher is radically opposed to efforts to fight climate change. Global warming is a flawed ads like this has been appearing throughout California Florida and in swing districts across the country targeting Republican lawmakers it's part of a multi-million dollar effort by the league of conservation voters to flip the house. Democrats Tiernan sit in feld is a vice president with the conservation group, if we had environmental allies leading the house of representatives they could do badly needed oversight on the Trump administration's efforts to cater to polluters every day over our communities that word oversight is one. You hear a lot from Democrats in part because there's not a whole lot else. They can do. Most of the rollbacks in environmental policy are happening in the executive branch under Trump appointees, a shift in house leadership won't change that Democrats can't force interior secretary. Ryan Zinke to restore bears years national monument, for example door to crack down on methane emissions. But they can't force him to explain himself. Arizona congressman Raul Grijalva is the ranking democrat on the house natural resources committee. I want to change the narrative of this whole thing where the resources committee is not just a passive part of the Trump administration that they're independent, and they have responsibility is co equals for oversight and accountability. Translation, expect hearings. Lots of them if Democrats retake the house, Tom Pyle heads, the American energy alliance which supports Trump's agenda. He says a democratic majority in the house would be a setback for the administration, and they would be able to tie them up mercilessly. So that they would kind of be able to slow walk a lot of the good work. That's being done with respect to. These issues. Democrats already have a working list. Here's Colorado congresswoman, Diana to get the ranking democrat on the oversight committee for energy and commerce. I think you will be seeing investigations and hearings around the methane rule. They clean power plant, and they clean car rules. You're going to be seeing us look more depth at conflicts of interest in corruption at the EPA and the list goes on to get says this year's midterms reminder of what happened in two thousand six when Democrats took back the house under President, George W Bush for the following two years Democrats called hearings and investigations and crafted legislation that they knew would not pass under a Republican president that dad when President Obama was elected in two thousand eight we were able to move abroad best legislative agenda because we'd spent the last two years developing it now, of course, Republicans could keep their majority in congress, which would mean continued support for the administration's deregulatory agenda,.

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