Ben Carson (Environmental)

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Carson's Environmental (section page)

The climate change debate is irrelevant

  • Carson is not convinced that global warming is a threat or a proven trend (PBS)
  • Believes temperature change is cyclical (PBS)

Says the focus should be on eco-friendly ways of developing the nation's energy resources

  • "Our Environmental Protection Agency should be told to work in conjunction with business, industry and universities to find the most eco-friendly ways of developing our energy resources." (Bloomberg)

In favor of Keystone Pipeline

  • Carson said the Keystone pipeline should be allowed to be built. "It's perfectly safe, so I can't really see a good reason not to do it." (Bloomberg)