Republican contender for the U.s.
Senate in Montana has said he wants to eliminate the federal government’s climate change efforts and has pledged to work with Democrats to end the federal role in regulating carbon dioxide emissions.
Kamala Harris, the former attorney general of California, has drawn widespread criticism for her stance, particularly after she said on the campaign trail that she would take action to cut federal support for coal mining and the coal industry.
She has since reversed her position and said she would “keep our commitments to the miners and coal companies.”
Harris has long touted her support for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would move tar sands oil to refineries in Texas.
She also has opposed the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which seeks to curb carbon emissions from power plants.