Fri. Jul 19th, 2019

Republican Carbon Tax Advocate Carlos Curbelo: ‘Each Events Are the Drawback’

Home Democrats disinvited former Congressman Carlos Curbelo from a local weather change listening to this week, simply days earlier than the Florida Republican was scheduled to testify. Did the Dems prioritize politics over discovering local weather options?

On this episode of Political Local weather, we converse with Curbelo, a powerful advocate for a nationwide carbon tax, to get his view on what occurred. Plus co-hosts Shane Skelton and Brandon Hurlbut spar over what this political play says about the way forward for local weather motion within the U.S. 

We additionally delve into studies of Joe Biden’s “center floor” local weather plan. Reuters says Biden plans to “enchantment to each environmentalists and the blue-collar voters who elected Donald Trump.” Coverage observers say meaning he’ll be favorable to pure gasoline.

The previous Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate has but to formally launch a local weather platform, however the pushback has already begun — together with from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Beneficial Studying:

Reuters: Presidential hopeful Biden searching for a ‘center floor’ on local weather coverage

ABC: Ocasio-Cortez assaults Biden on local weather change coverage, Biden says he is ‘by no means been center of the street’

The Hill: Dems cancel plans to herald Republican as local weather change witness

Washington Examiner: Landmark listening to exposes local weather change gulf amongst Republicans and Democrats

Former Congressman Curbelo’s testimony

Political Local weather is produced in partnership with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute and The Leonardo DiCaprio Basis

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