The Gulf Oil Spill and Climate Change in an Election Year

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In the wake of the Gulf oil spill, polls by environmental groups show majorities of this year’s voters favor climate-change legislation. Republicans for Environmental Preservation found that even Tea Partiers hostile to Big Government would support caps on greenhouse emissions. But when Democrat John Kerry and Independent Joe Lieberman unveiled a climate-change compromise yesterday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called it “a job-killing national tax” that Republicans will oppose.

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Guests:
Juliet Eilperin - Senior National Affairs Correspondent for The Washington Post - @eilperin, Daniel Weiss - Center for American Progress, Julian Morris - Environmental Economist and Executive Director, International Policy Network, Frank O'Donnell - President, Clean Air Watch, Roger Martella - Partner, Environmental Practice Group

Host:
Warren Olney