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Earth Day: Does Heller Still Believe Human Impact on Climate Change Is “Up for Debate”?

As Nevadans celebrate Earth Day and look to double down on addressing the threat of climate change, is Republican Sen. Dean Heller even believe the science on this issue? Here’s what Heller told POLITICO in 2015: “There always has been [climate change], there always will be, but the impact from humans is ‘up for debate.’”

Not much has changed since then: Heller recently received a 0% score for his 2017 voting record from the League of Conservation Voters, he’s voted to block President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, and voted to confirm climate denier and scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to President Trump’s Cabinet.

Nevada Democratic State Party spokesperson Sarah Abel released the following statement:

“Sen. Heller has questioned the facts and science around climate change, but what’s not up for debate is the fact that Nevada’s Republican Senator is totally out of touch. On Earth Day, we’re reminded that it’s time for a new Senator in Nevada whose views on climate change aren’t twisted by partisan ideology or the D.C. special interests who fund his campaigns.”