Moulton on climate change
Moulton calls climate change an “existential issue,” but says the Green New Deal—the Democratic plan to spend trillions of federal dollars to force the U.S. economy off carbon—is too heavy-handed. “It’s extremely expensive, many economists think it would be harmful to the economy, and that shouldn’t be the approach,” he says. Instead, Moulton would establish a “green jobs corps” to build new energy infrastructure, get workers trained on new technology and promote national service. He also favors a carbon tax that would let industry figure out the most efficient ways to curb emissions.