Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Kerry and Gingrich square off on Environment

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and former House Speaker Gingrich, R-Ga. who have both written books on the environment, plan to square off today in a debate at 10am in Washington.

Kerry, designated an "Environmental Champion" by the League of Conservation Voters, wrote on climate change with his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, in "The Moment on Earth."

Gingrich and Terry Maple wrote "A Contract with the Earth," a 10-point program that echoes his 1994 "Contract with America." Gingrich calls for a bipartisan effort on the environment.

"America should focus its energy policy in four areas," Gingrich says, "basic research for a new energy system, incentives for conservation, more renewable resources, and environmentally sound development of fossil fuels." The Hill

Live feed coverage of this is supposed to be available at CSpan's site but so far their links are unclickable. Here at Kerry's site there is blogging going on giving the play by play.
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