According to a ClearPath poll conducted at the end of last year, 72 percent of Republicans think we should take action to accelerate the development and use of clean energy in the United States. About 56 percent believe that climate change is real and at least in part connected to human behavior. Despite these stats, the environment remains an issue that GOP candidates typically steer clear of.
Debbie Dooley wants to change that.
Dooley was one of the 22 original founders of the Tea Party. She has since started a new group called the Green Tea Coalition to tackle energy reform from a conservative perspective. She’s also president of Conservatives for Energy Freedom. She doesn’t think the environment should be a partisan issue.
She spoke with The Takeaway’s John Hockenberry, as the Republican Party held its caucus in Nevada.
Read the transcript of this conversation at heatofthemoment.org.