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Wu: Cornilles is a climate zombie

Ecotrope | Oct. 12, 2010 5:21 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 19, 2013 1:45 p.m.

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Julia Krahe from the Wu for Congress campaign just sent me this video, taken at the Executive Club in Portland on May 5, 2010.

It’s a fairly direct answer my earlier question: Is Rob Cornilles a climate zombie?

So, now what? This could have some policy implications, right? Does climate policy affect how you vote? How well can a climate zombie function on other environmental policy matters?

To give Cornilles a fair shake, here’s the statement he makes about energy issues on his website:

“As your Congressmen, I will be dedicated to working toward a comprehensive energy strategy that will responsibly boost supplies of American energy at home, create American jobs and invest in American technologies that keep the cost of energy low. We must take America’s energy needs into our own hands. The days of relying on the whims of rogue governments and dictators must end. Oregon continues to be a leader in renewable energy produced from water, wind, solar, geothermal, fuel cells and biomass. Oregon’s energy future will include all of these new forms of energy, as well as the natural gas that will be needed to backstop these renewable sources when the wind is not blowing or the sun is not shining. American ingenuity has made us the great country we are today. We must continue to encourage this innovation by encouraging world-class research in renewable technologies, new environmentally sound energy extraction technologies, and energy efficiency measures.”

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