30 Issues: Big Energy vs. Big Environment

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30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The conflicting forces of the energy lobby and environmentalist groups. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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Key Questions

  • Have Romney and Obama surrendered on climate change?
  • Why is the EPA so controversial?
  • Does either candidate have a clear position on fracking?
  • Is any mass energy source environmentally responsible?

What are your key questions on this topic? Post them below and get the conversation going!


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Each Friday we'll be following up on one of that week's issues. Got a particular follow-up question from this conversation? Comment below or tweet us. Tweet to @brianlehrer