VIDEO: Leading Politicians Dodge and Deny Climate Change Threat During Midterm Elections
We took a look at the ways in which leading politicians answered simple questions about climate change during the midterms this year and compiled a video. As coal, oil and gas interests have appeared as the primary sponsors of Republican candidates this election cycle, Republic Report has watched as an increasing number of candidates this year have expressed doubt that pollution from their benefactors causes climate change. The influence of fossil fuel money is sure to have a policy impact as well. As we noted recently, climate change deniers will have the opportunity to seize control of key committee chairs if the GOP wins a majority in the U.S. Senate. The result of such a change will be most pronounced on the EPA, which has promulgated several regulations to deal with carbon pollution.