There won’t be glaciers in Glacier National Park for much longer.
Why? The burning of fossil fuels, including natural gas, has pumped extreme amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, causing the warming of temperatures around the globe, and leading directly to the rapid melting of the glaciers in Glacier National Park.
How has Congress responded? By passing comprehensive legislation to slow down climate change? No.
Congress has responded to the crisis of global warming caused by burning fossil fuels by passing legislation to make it easier for people to burn more fossil fuels. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 4606, a law that enables pipelines carrying natural gas to run across Glacier National Park, so that people can burn the gas and release even more carbon dioxide into the air.
In effect, if not in literal legal code, the U.S. House of Representatives has just voted to rename Glacier National Park, giving it the new name of Fossil Fuel Pipeline National Park.
Only 10 members of the U.S. House had the decency to vote against H.R. 4606. Their names are:
Everyone else, Republicans and Democrats, voted to let the fossil fuel pipeline lay across the National Park.