Tony Evers on Energy & Oil
We brought science back to the state of Wisconsin
This past year we also brought science back to the state of Wisconsin. And we acknowledged that climate change exists, and it's a threat we need to start taking seriously. Lieutenant Governor Barnes is the chair of the Climate Change Task
Force, working with local governments, industry and business leaders, and people from across our state on our environment, stewardship, and sustainability--thanks, Lieutenant Governor Barnes, for your good work.
Source: 2020 Wisconsin State of the State address
, Jan 22, 2020
Global warming is a real, serious threat
Q: Consider climate change a serious threat? Should government limit levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere?
Tony Evers (D): Yes. "This is a real, serious threat." Challenges deniers to find another issue "where political leaders in nearly every
single country" recognize this "& have been able to work together & find compromise." Early Paris Climate Accord supporter, & supports emissions regulations.
Scott Walker (R): No. "There has not been any measurable warming in the last
15 or 20 years." Sued Obama administration over emission regulations, calling them "a buzz saw to the nation's economy." Also cut budget of state scientists researching areas related to climate change.
Q: Support government subsidies for
Tony Evers (D): Yes. Strong supporter including state incentives.
Scott Walker (R): No. Slashed budget for major renewable energy research center.
Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Wisconsin Governor race
, Oct 9, 2018
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