|Gore Praises Romney's 'Climate Protection Plan'|
|by Tom McGregor||Thu, Jan 5, 2012, 12:23 AM|
Former Vice President Al Gore, America’s green guru, is a man who rarely says anything good about Republican politicians.But that’s until Gore read Mitt Romney’s ‘Climate Protection Plan,’ that outlined his cap-and-trade initiative in 2004, while he served as governor of Massachusetts.
Grist, an environmental news website, quotes Romney as saying, “I believe the world’s getting warmer … I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer. And number two, I believe that humans contribute to that … I think it’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and the global warming that you’re seeing.”
Upon hearing Romney’s remarks, Al Gore praised him for supporting his environmental movement.
According to Grist, “back when he was governor of Massachusetts, in 2004, Romney unveiled a Climate Protection Plan that aimed to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2010 and then about 10 percent more by 202, relying primarily on voluntary measures and requirements that applied only to the state government. His administration also helped shape the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap-an-trade for Northeast states.”
Romney also blasted a heavy-polluting coal plant in Massachusetts in 2003, by claiming the state’s energy producer “kills people.”
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