Sen-elect Mitt Romney signals he will promote climate action – Sees climate change as a ‘critical area’

Climate Depot | 11/17/2018 | Admin
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Utah Sen.-elect Mitt Romney signaled he may focus on climate change when he’s sworn in in January.

In a brief interview with E&E News yesterday, the former Republican presidential nominee said he sees climate change as a “critical area.”

Issue - Senate - Romney - Everything - Post

Asked if it was an issue he planned to be active on in the Senate, Romney said that he intends “to be active in everything I can be active in” after he takes his post.

Romney, a 2012 Republican presidential nominee who easily won his race to replace outgoing Sen. Orrin Hatch (R), has swung on the issue of greenhouse gas emissions for years.

Governor - State - Massachusetts - Power - Plants

As governor of the blue state of Massachusetts, he pushed to close old coal-fired power plants and helped create the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative — essentially a cap-and-trade plan — in the Northeast (Climatewire, Nov. 8).

He has also long advocated increased oil and gas production in an effort to increase U.S. energy independence, including drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Candidate - GOP - Primary - Romney

As a presidential candidate in a competitive GOP primary, Romney...
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