Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the new chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, revealed in an interview that although he does believe that the climate is changing, he does not believe that humans play a role in this change. This is not the first time Upton has cast doubt on humans' role in global warming.
Upton had previously written that the EPA's plan to regulate carbon emissions was "an unconstitutional power grab that will kill millions of jobs - unless Congress steps in."
Not too long ago, Upton was considered by some to be a "moderate" on climate issues. But lately, he seems to be anything but moderate on the environment.
As reported by Reuters, "Upton has called for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, scaling back government aid for renewable energy and voiced opposition to requiring electric utilities to use alternative energy for some of their power generation."
Here's the video of Upton denying the role of humans in climate change.
WATCH: (via ThinkProgress)
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