Time for a Presidential Climate Debate?

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Published by The Energy Gang on Google Podcasts on July 1st, 2019

Podcast Description

This week: we examine the Trump alternative to the Clean Power Plan, look at the gap between red and blue states on climate change, and review the presidential debates.

Up first: how Trump’s EPA is replacing Obama’s major climate rule.

Then, the red-blue climate divide. States are putting ambitious new climate plans in place. But they’re almost all in states dominated by democrats — and the new EPA power plant rule only makes that gap bigger. What are the long-term economic consequences for the red states failing to change?

Finally, we got 15 minutes of climate talk in the first two Democratic presidential debates. Does this yet again prove why we need a climate-only debate?

Recommended reading:

• Yale Climate Connections: The Trump EPA Strategy to Undo the Clean Power Plan
• New York Times: Blue States Roll Out Aggressive Climate Strategies. Red States Keep to the Sidelines
• The Guardian: A Climate-Themed Debate? The Democrats Owe It to Voters

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