While the Trump administration has rolled back many climate initiatives and staffing at the Environmental Protection Agency is at a historic low, climate change is an issue that is front and center for the Democratic presidential candidates.
It’s getting more attention than in past election cycles and most candidates have plans to reduce greenhouse gases and will not accept campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry. Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson talks about the climate change plans being proposed by the candidates with Kimberly Hill-Knott, environmental policy activist and President and CEO of Future Insight Consulting.
“I would like to see him focus more on environmental justice and equity,” says Hill-Knott of former Vice President Joe Biden’s climate plan.
However, “I think the doom and gloom message is not as accurate, obviously its urgent, but to say we can’t do anything [isn’t the right approach],” says Hill-Knot of Andrew Yang’s climate message, which he laid out in the Detroit debate last month.