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Members of a House task force on environmental justice sent a letter to Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke Wednesday criticizing him for recently reported comments on diversity, urging him to better use diverse resources at the department.
In the letter, the group of 31 Democratic leaders on the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force call the reports that Zinke disparaged the importance of diversity "disturbing."
Over in the House, Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.-4) said he was “very disappointed” in Trump’s decision. He argued that withdrawing will weaken America’s economy because other nations will have the opportunity to take the lead in green technology and infrastructure jobs.
“I think the decision lacks foresight. A commitment to address the challenges presented by climate change gives the United States an opportunity to demonstrate leadership,” Brown said, “In that absence, you’re going to have other countries demonstrate leadership instead.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony Brown today led a bipartisan group of more than 100 Members of the House of Representatives in urging Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep Atlantic and Pacific oceans off-limits to new oil and gas leases.