Heinrich Statement On Federal And National Lab Employees Working On Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, made the following statement in response to reports that the Trump transition team is asking the U.S. Department of Energy for the names of federal and national laboratory employees who have worked on climate policy during the Obama Administration:

"Reports that the Trump transition team is asking the Department of Energy for the names of any federal or national laboratory employees who worked on climate policy during the Obama Administration are extremely concerning. While we don't yet know what the President-elect intends to do with this information, we do know about his troubling climate denial statements and the record of some of his key appointees in attacking climate science. I will not tolerate any efforts by the incoming administration to intimidate scientists and researchers in the government or at our national laboratories who are tackling some of our nation's greatest challenges, including climate change."