Sen. Bennet warns of ‘five-alarm crisis for the American West’
Something will happen on Capitol Hill today for the first time since 2013.
No, the 117th Congress is not on track to be one of the least productivein the nation’s history, although its detractors can debate that point. Rather, the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry and Natural Resources is holding its first hearing in nine years — and it’s zeroing in on a worsening crisis fueled by climate change.
The hearing, convened by Sen. Michael F. Bennet (D-Colo.), will examine the drought parching the American West, which scientists say has been turbocharged by rising global temperatures.