Links: October 19th

by Brian McGraw on October 19, 2010

in Blog

West Virginia Senate Debate Addresses Climate Change (C-SPAN Video)

Candidates Governor Joe Manchin (D), John Raese (R), Jesse Johnson (Mountain Party), Jeff Becker (Constitution Party). Though the candidates have differing opinions on climate change itself, they’re united in agreement that cap-and-trade legislation would be bad news for West Virginia. Governor Manchin wants to destroy the bill, literally.

The energy discussion takes place from 19:00-25:00.

In Kansas, Climate Skeptics Embrace Cleaner Energy

“Don’t mention global warming,” warned Nancy Jackson, chairwoman of the Climate and Energy Project, a small nonprofit group that aims to get people to rein in the fossil fuel emissions that contribute to climate change. “And don’t mention Al Gore. People out here just hate him.”

A small project in Kansas has led green-energy advocates to realize that some mid-western communities are willing to embrace energy saving programs despite their skepticism over climate change. Instead, advocates rely on promises of reduced dependence on foreign oil, energy conservation, and creating local green jobs.

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