“Proposals to reduce emissions and be good stewards of the Earth do not need to hurt the American economy, in fact, it’s just the opposite. There is a way to lower emissions without sacrificing American jobs and principles.”
“As the global demand for energy continues to soar, it will be necessary for America to pursue an energy policy that is built on the solid foundation of domestic production, technological innovation, and efficient consumption…Nuclear, hydro, geothermal, and other forms of renewable energy should all be a part of our portfolio.”
“What we need is thoughtful people on both the Right and the Left to come together and find solutions that we can agree on that meet the end goal, which is reducing pollutants in the air…and judge [solutions] based on how well they do that and let the best ideas survive.”
“If we stop all carbon from going into the air tomorrow…there’s still too much carbon in the air…So I think it’s a mistake to leave carbon sequestration out of the conversation if we really want to get to the levels of carbon that people are talking about.”
“Conservatives are branded as not caring about the planet. This is not true at all, we’ve just done a terrible job of talking about it and positioning ourselves. One of my passions and one of my missions is to let it be known that conservatives do care and that we have great ideas. Ideas that...
“Our solutions are often different from those on the left, but we can agree that climate change is a growing challenge and that we need to work across party lines to solve it. Climate change will affect all of us regardless of partisanship, so delaying action only exacerbates the problem.”