"GOP Platform Highlights the Party’s Abrupt Shift on Energy, Climate"

"Over the past four years, the Republican Party has undergone a fairly dramatic shift in its approach to energy and environmental issues. Global warming has disappeared entirely from the party’s list of concerns. Clean energy has become an afterthought. Fossil fuels loom larger than ever. And one way to see this shift clearly is to compare the party’s 2008 and 2012 platforms."

"It may seem difficult to believe now, but back in 2008, the Republican Party’s platform had a long and detailed section on 'Addressing Climate Change Responsibly.'"

Blad Plumer reports for the Washington Post's Wonkblog August 30, 2012.


"What Will It Take?" (Green/NYT)

"Candidates Change, But Rhetoric on Energy and Environment Hasn't" (Greenwire)

"Romney, GOP Yuk It up Over Climate Disaster" (Grist)

"Energy and Environment in The GOP Platform: They Said What? " (Grist)

"Surprise! The GOP’s Climate Position Tracks Closely With Oil Industry Donations" (Grist)

Source: Wash Post, 08/31/2012