While he won’t win an awards from skeptics for courage, Mitt Romney made a baby step in the right direction on EPA greenhouse gas regulation.
Six weeks after being praised by Al Gore for expresing belief in climate alarmism, Romney tried a different tack at a town hall meeting last Thursday in New Hampshire. According to Politco:
“I think we may have made a mistake,” Romney said Thursday in response to a voter’s question about EPA regulating air pollution from coal plants under the Clean Air Act. “We have made a mistake is what I believe, in saying that the EPA should regulate carbon emissions. I don’t think that was the intent of the original legislation, and I don’t think carbon is a pollutant in the sense of harming our bodies.”
Putting his two statements together, Romney believes in manmade global warming, but he doesn’t “think” EPA should be regulating emissions. So at the very least, he makes a fine blue dog Democrat.
What is lacking from his comment about the EPA is whether he would do anything about the out-of-control agency.