Harris, Pence Spar Over Climate Science, Fracking, and Green New Deal

"Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) sparred over their commitment to the science of climate change, with the vice president repeatedly falsely asserting a Biden administration plans to ban fracking and adopt the Green New Deal.

“The climate is changing. The issue is, what's the cause and what do we do about it? President Trump has made it clear that we're going to continue to listen to science,” Pence said in response to a question about climate change.

Pence later said "climate alarmists" would try to use natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires to try and sell the Green New Deal.

The Biden campaign has charged the Trump administration with ignoring science on topics ranging from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change."

Rebecca Beitsch reports for The Hill October 7, 2020.


Video: "Harris and Pence Clash on Climate Change" (New York Times)

"Why Pence and Harris Couldn't Stop Talking About Fracking During the Vice Presidential Debate" (TIME)

"Debate Turns Green: Pence Refuses To Say Whether Climate Change Is A Threat, While Vice-Presidential Rival Harris Evades on Green New Deal" (MarketWatch)

"VP Debate Night: A Pence And Harris Climate Primer" (E&E News)

"VP Debate: Mike Pence Refuses To Say Climate Change Is An 'Existential Threat'" (Independent)

"Pence Won't Call Climate Crisis An 'Existential Threat'" (CNN)

Source: The Hill, 10/08/2020