Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Gardner opposes Markey on cap and trade

Betsy Markey and Cory Gardner's divergent positions on energy policy can be traced to their answers to a single question: are human-caused factors altering Earth's climate?

"Yes," said Markey, the first-term Democratic incumbent.

"I think the climate is changing, but I don't believe humans are causing that change to the extent that's been in the news," said Gardner, a state representative from Yuma and the Republican nominee to challenge Markey.

That disagreement drives one of the most pointed disagreements between Markey and Gardner, her 2009 vote in favor of so-called cap and trade energy legislation that's meant to reduce carbon emissions by making carbon more expensive and encouraging development of alternative energy sources.     More -

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