WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement regarding tonight’s Republican debate in New Hampshire:
"We applaud tonight’s media sponsors for generating the most significant discussion in a presidential debate yet on global warming and energy.
Now that it’s clear that the presidential candidates believe the debate is over when it comes to whether global warming is happening, it is crucial we learn how all of the candidates would work to solve this monumental challenge.
What emissions reduction targets do they support? What would they do about our nation's stagnant fuel efficiency standards? What concrete goals would they set when it comes to improving our country’s energy efficiency? What is the role of clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar power?
Poll after poll demonstrates that the American people want to see leadership on this issue. In New Hampshire, 164 towns voted at their Town Meeting for a resolution to address one issue: global warming.
We look forward to seeing the conversation evolve on the best solutions to address global warming and our nation’s energy challenges."
The nonprofit League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is the independent political voice for the environment.
To secure the environmental future of our planet, LCV's mission is to advocate for sound environmental policies
and to elect pro-environmental candidates who will adopt and implement such policies. For more information, please visit us on the web at www.lcv.org.