Romney: ‘Important’ To Reduce Emissions To Counter Climate Change

Romney: ‘Important’ To Reduce Emissions To Counter Climate Change

Former Gov. Mitt Romney, who officially announced his presidential campaign Thursday, participated in a town hall at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, N.H., Friday. (AP)Former Gov. Mitt Romney, who officially announced his presidential campaign Thursday, participated in a town hall at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, N.H., Friday. (AP)

BOSTON — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was on the campaign trail once again Friday, this time talking to voters in Manchester, N.H. Romney traveled to the University of New Hampshire for the first town hall of his campaign.

And so voters, presumably, were trying to figure out Romney’s stance on things Friday. Did he elaborate on any of his policy positions or reveal any new policy positions?

He actually did. Generally, in this beginning presidential campaign here, you’re seeing Republican presidential candidates try to stay away from supporting the idea of climate change. Romney did not do that Friday. He staked out a position admitting that there really is climate change.

I don’t speak for the scientific community, of course, but I believe that the world is getting warmer, and No. 2, I believe that humans contribute to that. And so I think it’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and the global warming that you’re seeing.

So he didn’t shy away from that?

Not at all.

Taken from: http://www.wbur.org/2011/06/03/romney-voters

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