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'Crystal Clean': Takeaways From the Presidential Debate

'Crystal Clean': Takeaways From the Presidential Debate

Update: 2020-10-01
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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in their first debate this week. To the surprise of many, Fox News moderator Chris Wallace asked the presidential candidates a series of questions on climate change.

Energy and environmental issues got more air time on Tuesday night than at all 2016 presidential debates combined.

On this week's episode of Political Climate, our hosts discuss takeaways from the debate (from snippets in between interruptions). Did Trump shift his tone on climate? Did Biden successfully sell his vision for a clean energy economy?

Later in the show, we address what changes at the Supreme Court could mean for the future of climate policy and discuss prospects for clean energy legislation currently moving through the House and Senate. Plus, we ask: is there an electric vehicle that can accommodate three car seats? And more!

Recommended reading:

  • NYT: The Trump Administration Is Reversing 100 Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List.
  • PolitiFact: Fact-Check: Have Carbon Emissions Increased Under Trump?
  • The Hill: House passes sweeping clean energy bill
  • NRDC: House Bill Would Deliver Needed Steps Toward a Clean Economy
  • GTM: Clean Energy Gets a Surprisingly Big Role in First Presidential Debate


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This episode is brought to you with support from Lyft. Lyft is leading the transition to zero emissions vehicles with a commitment to achieve 100% electric vehicles on the Lyft platform by 2030. Learn more at lyftimpact.com/electric.

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'Crystal Clean': Takeaways From the Presidential Debate

'Crystal Clean': Takeaways From the Presidential Debate