O'Rourke in Nevada


“It’s part of our heritage,” he said. “Once it is destroyed, you will never reclaim or get it back. And it also happens to be one of the ways in which we can meet this existential challenge of climate change.”

O’Rourke said that the use of forests, in addition to other policies meant to reduce emissions like cap and trade or a carbon tax — could help capture some of the CO2 already present in the atmosphere.