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Former Rep. to Start Conservative Climate Change Coalition

15 Jun 2011  |   Damien Shirley

Tags: Climate Change, General Political

Former Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) is launching a new coalition of conservatives who believe that humans are responsible for climate change and that steps need to be taken to stop it.

"What I hope to do is be a part of an effort that calls conservatives to return to conservatism and to turn away from the populist rejection of science" Inglis told the New York Times.

Rep. Inglis wants his coalition to be a factor in the 2012 elections and beyond, but he expects this message to take at least two election cycles to take hold.

Some Congressional Republicans have already signaled that they might want to join Inglis’ coalition."I would welcome that," said Rep. Charles Bass (R-NH), adding that there are other Republicans in Congress who would support action on climate change.

Rep. Inglis lost a primary challenge to Trey Gowdy in 2010. When he was in Congress, Rep. Inglis opposed the comprehensive climate change bill that passed the House in 2009.

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