Sen. Dan Sullivan took environmental hypocrites to task today during a hearing in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday.
He rebuked 16 Democrat senators for signing several letters to the heads of the nation’s 15 largest banks, calling on the institutions to refrain from investing on Alaska’s North Slope, particularly within the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
“Unprecedented. I’ve been here five years. Over one-third of Democrats in the Senate sent a letter to some of the top bankers in America to further impoverish my constituents. Unprecedented,” he said. He went on to say he doesn’t tell other senators how to run their states, but this action by mainly Democrats is something he’s seen time and again.
“I’m beyond steamed on this one. I’m disappointed. It’s sad,” he said.
“Nothing fires me up quite like Senate Democrats, who represent states that have already degraded their environments with irresponsible development, telling Alaskans how to manage our pristine environment and seeking to further impoverish some of our poorest citizens,” Sullivan said.