Donald Trump has a new energy adviser, Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota. And that should worry us all. Cramer, who serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, is an avowed climate change skeptic. This should come as no surprise given Trump’s past comments (“it’s called weather”), but it’s still terrifying all the same.
According to the campaign, Cramer will step into his role by preparing two papers on energy policy in the coming months. And after that, hypothetically, he would be a leading candidate for secretary of energy in a Trump administration. The video above explains why that would be … problematic.