by Michael McGrady
New Hampshire Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has announced she is leading the effort in the U.S. Senate to pass legislation forcing the Trump administration to comply with the Paris Climate accords.
Known as the International Climate Accountability Act, Shaheen’s bill is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 9, or the Climate Action Now Act, which passed the House of Representatives with near-unanimous support of the Democratic caucus last month. However, there is virtually no chance her bill will get through the GOP-controlled Senate…
Steve Milloy, a senior policy fellow at the Energy & Environment Legal Institute, maintains an opinion that aligns with the administration.
“Predictably, we are already hearing the Paris agreement is not enough to stop climate change,” he argues starkly. “For [those] on the left, like Senator Shaheen, it will never be enough because they see human progress as a blight on the planet, and they won’t be happy until they see it stopped.”
Milloy is known as a “climate skeptic” for questioning the immediacy of human-made climate change. Conservative and industry groups alike value some of these heterodox opinions, especially when it relates to letting private firms lead efforts in protecting the environment over the government.