Environmental Issues And The 2012 Presidential Race

Environmental Issues And The 2012 Presidential Race

Environmental issues and the 2012 campaign: What President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney say and don't say about energy independence, environmental regulations and climate change.

In the final days before the presidential election, many voters are still looking for policy differences between President Obama and Governor Romney to help them decide how to cast their ballot. On environmental and energy issues, the candidates have tread carefully. Climate change has barely been mentioned by either the president or Governor Romney. They have, however, clashed on oil and gas subsidies, promotion of alternative energy sources and how energy policy might affect jobs growth. Guest host Steve Roberts talks with journalists about what the two candidates have said - and not said - about energy independence, environmental regulations and climate change.

Guests

Juliet Eilperin

national environmental reporter for The Washington Post and author of "Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks."

Coral Davenport

energy and environment correspondent for National Journal.

Keith Johnson

reporter at The Wall Street Journal.

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