Sunday, April 21, 2019

Jay Inslee’s Pitch for All-Climate Change Debate Gains Traction

Environmental groups say Americans have a right to know how Democrats plan to address climate change before the 2020 voting.

Gov. Jay Inslee (Credit: Click to Enlarge.
A proposal from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to have a presidential debate focused on climate change gained steam on Wednesday with backing from a rival 2020 candidate and a coalition of environmental groups.

Inslee on Tuesday called on the Democratic National Committee to host an all-climate debate during the 2020 primary campaign season.  The governor, who is centering his presidential campaign around climate change, said in an email to supporters that the Democratic nominee selected to challenge President Donald Trump needed to have a “concrete plan to address” the phenomenon, and that American’s deserved to hear it in advance of the primaries.

“Climate change is at the heart of every issue that matters to voters, and voters deserve to hear what 2020 presidential candidates plan to do about it,” Inslee wrote in the email, first reported by The Daily Beast.

Most Democrats in the crowded field have made climate change a core tenet of their campaigns, in direct opposition to Trump’s climate-denying policies.  The White House has dramatically rolled back many environmental regulations and moved to withdraw the U.S. from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement as Trump himself has mocked the science around the issue.

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