WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - U.S. Senate Democrat Tammy Baldwin says Wisconsin will have more of a say on controlling climate change.
Baldwin was recently named to the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee. She served on a similar panel in the House, during the final 8 years in which she represented the Madison area before being elected to the Senate last November.
Baldwin says, “Global climate change is real. Its impact can be seen on agriculture, bio-diversity, rising sea levels, and extreme weather.”
Baldwin said the question is not whether climate change is occurring but, “how our nation is going to respond to it.”
The Senate panel oversees production, innovation, and technology issues in the Energy and Interior Departments – plus the stewardship of public lands managed by the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service.