"Romney has expressed scepticism about the causes of climate change, a shift from former statements he made while he was governor of Massachusetts. He opposes “cap-and-trade” initiatives and efforts to regulate carbon emissions. The centrepiece of Romney’s energy plan is to make North America energy-independent by 2020. He plans to do this by expanding fossil fuel production - including opening up protected lands like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling - and empowering states to speed up fracking, a controversial drilling technique used to extract natural gas, on federal land. He also plans to discontinue government investments in wind and solar power."
Al Jazeera. Original here (mouseover Romney’s panel under “Environment/Energy”).
I am appalled, disgusted that anyone can voice such opinions and not be laughed out of politics. Such a backward, destructive, racist, classist, profit- and politics-motivated, anti-scientific approach should be repugnant to all people, but in the contemporary United States, it’s courting the conservative base.
Climate-change deniers and fossil-fuel supporters: fuck you!