Environmentalists say debate stage a good place for climate change message
Throughout the 2016 debate season, there were no questions about climate change at any of the presidential debates.
The only person who came close to posing a question was briefly notorious town hall-goer Ken Bone. He framed his query around energy policy.
So it won’t take much to place more attention on the environment at debates in Miami on Wednesday and Thursday.
“We’re going to get over that bar, I’d bet a fair amount of coins,” said Pete Maysmith, senior vice president of campaigns for the League of Conservation Voters.
The environmentally focused group wants more than one question, though. The organization this year wants the Democratic nominee to lay out a serious, detailed agenda when it comes to climate change.
Candidates shouldn’t just do that to satiate a special interest, Mayfield said. It’s also smart politics.