Bennet in New Hampshire


Another aspect of The Real Deal is climate change policy.

Bennet’s plan includes conserving 30 percent of America’s lands and ocean waters by 2030, requiring power providers to offer zero-emission energy to every household and business and allocating payments to agriculture workers to sequester carbon.

With the limited support behind climate change initiatives in the Trump administration, Bennet said any progress has been a struggle.

“Every single candidate is going to come in here, and they’re gonna say, ‘We need to act urgently on climate,’ and I agree with that. We have to. But it’s hard to act urgently when we have a climate denier in the White House,” he said. “We need a solution that actually will endure on climate, and I think, ultimately, we need something that looks like American climate policy.”