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No questions about climate change in coal-sponsored CNN debate… again

By Griffin · February 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments


For those of us who’ve been keeping score, last night’s event makes five straight CNN debates sponsored by coal industry front group Americans for Balanced Energy Choices (ABEC) without a single question about climate change policy.

Tags: Debates · Environment · Media


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  • 1 david, with ABEC // Feb 25, 2008 at 9:01 am

    While we are flattered that there are some people out there who are convinced we can dictate the questions of the debate, the reality is we are merely a sponsor of advertising for the program. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less. Just as purchasing an ad in a newspaper doesn’t skew the editorial content of that paper, the same is true here.

    Rather than try to keep the issue of climate policy from coming up, as some folks have suggested we are doing, we are putting our effort to ensure that the issue does come up on the campaign trail. In fact, here’s the question we’d love to see get asked in one of the debates: “How do you plan to help America meet its growing demand for affordable and reliable electricity while addressing the climate change issue?”

    Isn’t that the question we’re all asking?

  • 2 The coal-powered empire strikes back | TrainWreck Politics // Feb 25, 2008 at 5:08 pm

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