The Craig Fahle Show

Can We Depoliticize Climate Change?

Wednesday February 19, 2014

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This week the United States entered into a “unique cooperative effort” with China to reduce carbon emissions as a means to combat climate change. Concerns over protecting the environment and combating climate change have generally been considered Democratic issues, but now some Republicans in Michigan say the issue should be depoliticized. And they say there should be a focus on energy solutions.

Larry Ward, Executive Director of the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum says in his guest column in the Detroit Free Press: "Energy affects all of us — from homeowners to small-business owners to our manufacturers. I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for Washington to come up with a solution to our energy challenges. If we want to move toward a better energy future, Michigan needs to boldly lead in transitioning away from coal toward clean, renewable energy. It’s crucial that all voices are heard as we engage in this discussion."

Guests:

Executive Director, Michigan Conservative Energy Forum, Larry Ward

Board President of Berkley-based Michigan Interfaith Power and Light, Jane Vogel

Executive Director of Great Lakes Environmental Law Center at WSU, Nick Schroeck

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