Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidDraft House bill ignites new Yucca Mountain fight Week ahead: House to revive Yucca Mountain fight Warren builds her brand with 2020 down the road MORE (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that the climate change debate should be based on “sound science.”
“How can you deny what’s going on — look at the storms,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “People’s lives are at risk.”
Reid also continued his vilification of conservative billionaires David and Charles Koch, saying they’re “trashing the planet.”
“Charles and David Koch continue to ignore climate change. Why because it makes them money,” Reid said. “The Kochs are pumping millions of dollars into campaigns against legislation that is good for the environment. … We’re considering an energy efficiency bill right now, who is fighting against that — the Koch brothers.”
The Koch brothers have made their billions from the oil industry.
The Senate is considering a bipartisan energy efficiency bill but Republican are expected to block it because Reid won't allow them to offer amendments.