Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Trump And Clinton Were Finally Asked About Energy During Sunday’s Debate

Climate change also got mentioned, almost by accident.

Hillary Clinton mentioned climate change during the second presidential debate, as part of her answer to a question on the nation's production of energy. Donald Trump did not. The debate moderators did not ask about climate change. (Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Click to Enlarge.
The presidential candidates on Sunday finally got a chance to weigh in on one of the biggest issues that has been avoided thus far in the debates:  energy.

One of the attendees asked Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump what they would do to make sure the country’s policies meet energy needs, while remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job losses for workers in the fossil fuel sector.
Trump did not discuss climate change, which he does not think is real.

Clinton, on the other hand, touted the growth in American energy in the Obama years, which has largely been due to the technological advances that have allowed companies to tap into oil and gas contained in shale formations.
While Clinton’s answer took a broader look at energy than Trump’s, it might not necessarily please some of her critics on the left who are less enthusiastic about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas.  This was one key difference between Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the primary.  But Clinton maintained that natural gas is an important part of the “transition” to clean energy.

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