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Dem senator fights for ‘a new kind of refugee — climate refugees’

New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall is fighting for “a new kind of refugee – climate refugees.”

Udall declared his concern about the “major and very real crisis” of climate change during his opening comments at an Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, citing recent floods, droughts and other severe weather as his conclusive proof, CNS reports.

Udall, the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, chided the Trump administration for “denying climate change is even a major crisis” before attacking Andrew Wheeler, EPA administrator who testified before lawmakers Wednesday.

“In fact, climate change is by far the most pressing crisis of our time. People are losing their homes, their land, their farms. We now have a new kind of refugee – climate refugees, displaced from their homes by catastrophic weather disasters like drought and floods,” Udall preached.

“I’m deeply troubled that as acting administrator and now as the confirmed administrator, you are continuing to implement this administration’s devastating environmental agenda.”

Udel then shifted to blame climate change for Hurricane Maria’s nearly 3,000-person death toll, and both droughts and floods that have plagued the U.S. in recent years.

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